Friday, June 6, 2014
Will the Rock be Red or Blue Tomorrow?
Harvard has won the race the sixth last times against Yale and the question is now if the Bulldogs will manage to turn the tide. Steve Gladstone, the Bulldogs’ heavyweight coach who came to Yale four years ago, told a reporter of the New Haven Register: ‘I’m pleased with the development. It’s been good. No coach is ever content. There is a clear indication we’re on the right track. We’re progressing.’
At the IRA National Championships, which was held on Lake Mercer last weekend, Harvard came fifth, while Yale was sixth, 6 seconds behind. Washington won, with Brown second, California third and Princeton fourth. It was a disappointing place for Harvard, while Yale took a step up, as it was the first time since 2006 they manage to make the final in the Championships.
Tomorrow afternoon, we will see if the famous ‘Rock’ at the finish line will be painted blue or red.
The races start at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, 7 June, with the freshmen’s race, which will be followed by the 2nd varsity race, and then the varsity (heavyweights). Today, the sparemen’s race will be rowed on the Thames.