Heavyweight rowing claimed second place on Saturday in the Blackwell Cup at Overpeck County Park, finishing behind Yale and ahead of Penn.
Competing with tail winds, Columbia’s varsity eight finished with a time of 6:07.4—slower than Yale’s 5:53.5 finish, but ahead of Penn’s 6:08.5.
After last week’s third place finish behind Penn at the Childs Cup, this week saw marked improvement from the heavyweight’s top boat as the Light Blue bounced back with a victory over the Quakers.
Columbia’s second varsity eight also finished in-between Yale and Penn, with a time of 6:15.7. The Bulldogs finished 15 seconds ahead of the Lions with a time of 6:00.7, while the Quakers finished a little over five seconds behind the Lions with a time of 6:21.2, giving the Lions a greater margin of victory than last week’s competition.
Columbia’s third varsity eight competed in headwinds and only against Yale. The Lions finished with a time of 6:14.9, while the Bulldogs finished with a significant lead and a time of 5:52.2.
On Saturday, the Lions will head to the Charles River in Boston to challenge Boston University and Syracuse in the Doc Lusins Cup.