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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

No. 2 Lightweights Vie for Dodge Cup against Top-Ranked Yale, No. 9 Penn

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/11/2014
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NEW YORK – The No. 2 Columbia lightweight rowing squad will vie for the Dodge Cup against Yale and Penn this Saturday, April 12 on the Housatonic River.

SETTING THE SCENE
Last year, the event took place on the Schuylkill River. Yale retained the cup for the 10th consecutive season with a time of 5:30.5. Columbia and Penn each fell slightly behind Yale and were in a battle for second-place. Columbia eventually held off the Quakers with a finish of 5:36.4, while Penn came across at 5:39.9.

COLUMBIA’S STATUS
The Lions opened the spring season with a thrilling varsity eight race to claim the WIT Cup over Navy and Princeton. Columbia’s boat surged in the final 250 meters and topped the Tigers by a 0.1 second.

YALE’S STATUS
The top-ranked Bulldogs have won each of their spring races, topping Princeton to open the season and sweeping Georgetown last weekend on their home course.

PENN’S STATUS
The Quakers have faced a difficult schedule to start the spring and finished third against No. 3 Harvard and No. 5 Cornell in Ithaca last weekend.

SATURDAY'S RACING SCHEDULE
9 a.m. -  Third Varsity Eight

9:20 a.m. - First Freshmen Eight
9:40 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight
10 a.m. - First Varsity Eight

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