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Lightweight Rowing Begins Northern Racing Schedule with Two Races on Saturday

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 03/29/2012
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NEW YORK - On Saturday, March 31, Columbia's lightweight crew will compete in two races to start the northern part of its spring racing season. Columbia will face Princeton and Georgetown for the Fosburgh Cup on Lake Carnegie in New Jersey with races starting at 10:20 a.m.

The races at Princeton will be broadcast live through Princeton's Crew website. The video will go live approximately five minutes before racing begins. Fans can also listen to live coverage of both races by dialing into Stretch Internet's broadcast. To listen to the races, call 212-381-9645.

Later in the day, Columbia will take on Delaware on Princeton's Lake Carnegie. The first race in the afternoon will take place at 4:20 p.m.

The Lions have had two weeks of training since they last competed in the Governor's Cup in Florida on March 17. Since none of the Florida schools Columbia faced fields a lightweight program, Columbia rowed against heavyweight boats, testing itself against stronger, more powerful boats.

Columbia will test itself again on Saturday in its two races. The full schedule of events is listed below:

10:20 a.m.   Combination Eights vs. Princeton, Georgetown
10:40 a.m. Freshman Eights vs. Princeton, Georgetown
11 a.m. Second Varsity Eights vs. Princeton, Georgetown
11:20 a.m.    First Varsity Eights vs. Princeton, Georgetown
   
4:20 p.m. Combination Eights vs. Delaware
4:40 p.m. Freshman Eights vs. Delaware
5 p.m. Second Varsity Eights vs. Delaware
5:20 p.m. First Varsity Eights vs. Delaware

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