Trinity beats Yale for Temple Cup
HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England -- Olympic champion Wyatt Allen won the Diamond Sculls title at the Henley Royal Regatta on Sunday, while Trinity College captured the Temple Cup for student eights.
Allen, representing the Princeton Rowing Center, went up against Australia's Charlie Palmer of the English club Cantabrigian in the final. The American dominated throughout, leading from the start and eventually winning by three lengths.
"It's great to win one of rowing's historic events, in fact it's an honor," he said. "Winning the Olympics is special beyond compare, but this is right up there, too."
Trinity College, from Hartford, Conn., beat Yale by three lengths in the Temple Cup final. Although Trinity was down after the first few strokes, it moved ahead at the quarter mile and went on to the victory.
In the final of the Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy eights, St. Joseph's Preparatory School from Philadelphia lost to Eton College by a length.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press