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Championship Eight, Men's Heavyweight Crew

CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- The Harvard championship eight is the Harvard COOP Athlete of the Week for Oct. 24. Patrick Lapage, Matthew Edstein, Caspar Jopling, Andrew Reed, Sam O'Connor, Josh Hicks, Andrew Holmes, James O'Connor and coxswain David Fuller won the premier eights race at the Head of the Charles Regatta for the first time since 1977, finishing first among 34 crews. They finished the three-mile course in 14:17.68, topping USRowing by 6.5 seconds and defending national champion Washington by 8.5. The group accomplished the feat in uniforms commemorating Harry Parker’s 50th season as Crimson head coach.

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