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Yale-Princeton Pace Women's Rowing at Head Of The Charles

Yale's Varsity Eight

2012 Head Of The Charles: WebsiteResults | Live Webcast

Courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications and Yale Sports Publicity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Princeton paced the Ivy League boats at the 48th Head Of The Charles Regatta®, finishing sixth overall and second among collegiate crews in the championship eights race, while Yale had the top collegiate boats in the club eights and championship four races.

The Tigers topped its Ancient Eight opponents with an adjusted time of 17:00.12, more than six seconds faster than its closest league rival, Radcliffe, which finished seventh in 17:06.15. Only Virginia, the reigning NCAA champion, finished ahead of Princeton placing third overall in 16:35.16. The USRowing eight, powered by an Ivy-filled crew of Caryn Davies and Esther Lofgren (Radcliffe), Susan Francia (Penn) and Taylor Ritzel (Yale), won in 16:13.49.

Yale had a pair of very strong performances as the Bulldogs' club eight finished first, while the championship four was the top collegiate finisher, placing third overall. Yale's boat in the club eight finished nearly 13 seconds faster than second-place Holy Cross with a time of 16:49.64. The Bulldogs' championship four finished with a time of 19:15.68, in front Brown in fifth (19:23.20) and Radcliffe in seventh (19:34.21). Rowing Canada was first in 18:32.10 followed by the Vesper Boat Club in 18:57.11.