Lightweight Rowing Travels to Connecticut on Saturday to Compete for the Dodge Cup

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

NEW YORK – The Columbia lightweights will take on Yale and Penn this Saturday, April 16 for the Dodge Cup, in the first of three consecutive Cup races for the Lions over the next two weeks.

Columbia is returning from a regatta at Navy last Saturday, April 9 when the freshmen eight bested both Navy's first and second freshmen boats. Navy's first varsity eight and second varsity eight claimed victories in the other two races during the day.

The forecast is calling for cool weather again on Saturday in Connecticut, with temperatures in the 50s and increasing winds in the morning.  The schedule of Saturday's races follows:

10 a.m.   Freshman Eights
10:30 a.m.   Second Varsity Eights
11 a.m. First Varsity Eights

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