Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More From Last Weekend

Last Saturday Lehigh and Penn State reprised their Murphy Cup battle, with Lehigh once again victorious. The Lehigh light eight won this dual by 13 seconds, increasing their 4 second Murphy Cup margin over the Nittany Lions.

On Sunday, Lehigh's light four went up against rival Lafayette, but with decidedly different results. Lafayette won the race by 26 seconds. This is a nice win for a Lafayette boat that has been racing and seeing steady improvement as a result.

At the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, Marist handily won the light four event over second place Iona, who was followed by Loyola and Manhattan. The MAAC is another conference that awards team points for the lightweight event.

Following up on the pairs race at the Midwest Sprints, a reader noted that there was a cross wind of 17 mph with gusts over 25 mph, causing several non-Wisconsin boats to scratch. Yikes! Speaking of Wisconsin, another reader wondered where the Wisco 2V has been all season. That's a good question. As I understand it, the 2V event has been added to Sprints with the understanding that the Sprints programs will support it, so I assume that Wisconsin will race one there. Wisconsin had 2 eights in the heavyweight 2V event at Midwest Sprints, one of which won, [although a reader notes that was the novice lightweights racing a heavyweight 3V or 4V.]so I doubt that numbers are a problem. I don't know when Wisco will break out the 2V in a lightweight race, but given that the boat is faster than their own heavyweight 2V, I'd say it has some speed. [The Wisconsin 2V remains a mystery.]

[Update: A reader noted that at NCRC four of the seven light four entries failed weigh-ins, leaving a three boat field. PLU won, followed by Willemette and Seattle Pacific.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Wisco novice lightweight boat won the 2V race against either a 3V or 4V openweight boat.