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Harvard Lightweight Four Wins, Eight Places Second at Princeton Chase

Three Harvard boats finished among the top five lightweight fours.

PRINCETON, N.J.—A Harvard lightweight four finished first among 30 entries in the men's varsity lightweight four event, while the Crimson's top eight finished second at the Princeton Chase Sunday on Lake Carnegie.

In the varsity eight race, Crimson boats placed second, seventh and 22nd out of 29 entries. The Harvard A boat posted the fastest time through the Chase split, but Princeton A was the quickest boat to the finish line, in 13:17.687. Harvard A finished about three seconds back in 13:20.918. Harvard B covered the three-mile course in 13:34.270, and Harvard C finished in 14:28.675.

The Crimson varsity four A finished more than eight seconds faster than the rest of the field, in 14:31.657. Princeton A had the fastest split, more than a half-second faster than Harvard and close to two seconds faster than Georgetown A. The Crimson was far faster than the rest of the field after the split, gaining about 13 seconds on the third-place Tigers to defeat them by more than 12 seconds.

Harvard had three of the top five boats in the lightweight varsity four event. The Harvard B and Harvard D boats placed fourth and fifth with times of 14:52.383 and 15:17.716, respectively. The Harvard C entry gave the Crimson four boats among the top nine times with its mark of 15:36.937.

The freshman eight race encompassed both heavyweight and lightweight boats among 33 total entries. Harvard A posted a time of 14:12.732 to place ninth overall and sixth among lightweight boats. Harvard B finished 30th in 16:08.581.