Erich Schultze and Michael Paresky of Harvard's second varsity eight are pictured against Delaware March 30 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).
PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard lightweight crew's first varsity won by 14 seconds and the Crimson won three other races to sweep Georgetown Sunday in Princeton, N.J. Racing was quick with a 10-15 mile per hour tailwind and calmer waters at the start and finish compared to small white caps mid-course.
Harvard started the day with wins in the two freshman races. The freshman eight won by 12.8 seconds, finishing in 6:00.0 and the second freshman four cruised to a victory over Georgetown and another Harvard boat. The Crimson's first-place finishing four rowed the course in 7:13.9, easily topping Georgetown (7:25.7) and Harvard's 'B' group (7:28.7).
The Crimson's first varsity was the next to take to the water and notched its third win of the spring season. Harvard had the fastest time of the day, 5:47.9, for the 14-second gap over Georgetown.
The second varsity completed Harvard's sweep by winning with open water. The Crimson clocked in at 5:58.7 and Harvard's third varsity, which had a floating start, was in second during the race at 6:17.2. Georgetown's second varsity had a 6:23.7 time.
Harvard's next races will be next Saturday in Hanover, N.H., against Dartmouth and MIT. The Biglin Bowl will be on the line.
Harvard – 5:47.9
Georgetown – 6:01.9
Harvard – 5:58.7
Harvard 3V – 6:17.2
Georgetown – 6:23.7
Second Freshmen Four
Harvard – 7:13.9
Georgetown – 7:25.7
Harvard – 7:28.7
Harvard – 6:00.0
Georgetown – 6:12.8