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Sixth-Ranked Lightweights Look to Continue Momentum Saturday with the Dodge Cup Up for Grabs

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/12/2012
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NEW YORK - Fresh off an open-water win against Navy last Saturday, Columbia's lightweight crew will return to the shores of Overpeck Park in Leonia, N.J. this Saturday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

This time, the Dodge Cup will be up for grabs as Columbia will take on Yale and Penn in a regatta that will also feature the heavyweight crews from all three schools.

All three lightweight crews are ranked among the top 10 in the latest USRowing Collegiate Coaches Poll. Columbia comes in tied for sixth in the poll, while Yale is second and Penn ninth.

A fan bus will leave the Columbia campus at 116th Street and Broadway at 8 a.m. to depart for Overpeck Park.

Saturday's race will have an accompanying audio broadcast. Fans can listen via Stretch Internet's broadcast or call in at 212-381-9645. The full schedule of racing follows:

9 a.m.   Lightweight Second Freshman Four
9:15 Lightweight First Freshman Eight
9:30 Heavyweight First Freshman Eight
9:45 Lightweight Second Varsity Eight
10 a.m.    Heavyweight Second Varsity Eight
10:15 Lightweight First Varsity Eight - Dodge Cup
10:30 Heavyweight First Varsity Eight - Blackwell Cup
10:45 Lightweight Third Varsity Eight
11 a.m. Heavyweight First Varsity Four
11:30 Blackwell Cup and Dodge Cup presentations
  Boat christenings to follow

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