Heavyweights to Challenge Yale and Penn for the Blackwell Cup on Saturday

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The 2011 Columbia heavyweight varsity eight
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK – On Saturday, April 16, Columbia will take on Yale and Penn on the Housatonic River in Derby, Conn. where the Blackwell Cup will be at stake. 

The race is a joint race with the lightweights from Columbia, Yale and Penn racing for the Dodge Cup.  Columbia narrowly missed reclaiming the Childs Cup in its last time out against Princeton and Penn, falling just a few seconds short of the Tigers in the varsity eight race.

The full schedule of Saturday's events follows:

9:30 a.m.   Lightweight Second Freshman Fours
9:45 a.m. Heavyweight Third Varsity Eights
10 a.m. Lightweight First Freshman Eights
10:15 a.m.   Heavyweight First Freshman Eights
10:30 a.m. Lightweight Second Varsity Eights
10:45 a.m. Heavyweight Second Varsity Eights
11 a.m. Lightweight First Varsity Eights
11:15 a.m. Heavyweight First Varsity Eights
11:30 a.m. Lightweight Third Varsity Eights
11:45 a.m.     Heavyweight Fourth Varsity Eights/Second Freshman Fours

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