Lightweight Rowing to Compete at Eastern Sprints on Sunday on Lake Quinsigamond
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

NEW YORK – The Columbia lightweights will row at the 2011 Eastern Sprints at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday, May 15, to start collegiate rowing's postseason.  Columbia's varsity eight is seeded ninth and its second varsity eight is seeded eighth in the final EARC seeding poll.

Columbia's freshman eight is its highest seeded boat, seeding second, only behind top-seeded Yale.  The Lions' freshman eight was recently nominated as a Crew of the Week by following the finish of a 9-1 regular season with two wins over Dartmouth on April 24.

The lightweight heats will begin at approximately 9:24 a.m. on Sunday and will continue throughout the morning.  Finals will take place in the afternoon on Sunday, based on the morning's results.  Columbia's heat schedule follows:

9:24 a.m.   Freshman Eight
10:12 a.m.    Second Varsity Eight
11:48 a.m. Varsity Eight

The ECAC will be audio casting the EARC and EAWRC Sprints live on Sunday.  Fans can access the broadcasts live on  In addition, listeners without web access may tune in to the EARC Sprints by calling 508-534-7389.  There is also a beta test of live video courtesy of Princeton, which can be found here.

Driving directions to Lake Quinsigamond and its facilities can be found here.