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Freshman and Varsity Eights Take Top Two Spots at Princeton Chase

Photo of Harvard varsity eight courtesy of Harvard Athletic Communications.

PRINCETON, N.J. - The Harvard lightweights competed at the annual Princeton Chase Oct 25 at Lake Carnegie. Eight boats competed at the event. The varsity teams raced in three eights and four fours. Highlighting the Chase for the Crimson was the freshman A team who won its race easily.

The Princeton 3-Mile Chase is an invitational head-race hosted annually by Princeton for both men and women collegiate crews. The event is composed of races for lightweight women, open women, lightweight men and heavyweight men.

In the freshman lightweight eights, Harvard won with a time of 13:58.086, a decisive 15.84 seconds ahead of the second-place Navy boat. The Harvard A team placed second in the varsity lightweight eights with a time of 13:23.708, a little more than four seconds behind the first-place Princeton A team. In the varsity lightweight fours event, Harvard’s A boat placed second with a time of 14:48.045, only .437 behind the first-place Princeton A team.

Harvard’s lightweight men’s team will return to action at the Tail of the Charles, Nov 21.