CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Radcliffe heavyweight crew will start its spring season Saturday against Brown on the Charles River.
Saturday Morning Schedule
7:40 – V4A and V4B
8:10 – 2V
8:40 – 1V
9:10 – 3V and 4V
Coxswain: Greer Rosenbaum; Stroke: Michelle Pearson; 7: Jessica Mealia; 6: Mimi Tanski; 5: Courtney Diekema; 4: Jenna Gregoire; 3: Frederika Archibald; 2: Mary Maginnis; Bow: Elizabeth Fitzhenry
Varsity Four A
4: Rosemary Grinalds; 3: Susannah Maybank; 2: Eliza Flint; 1: Maura Church; Coxswain: Jorie Sullivan
Varsity Four B
4: Kelly Bauer; 3: Marisa D'Orsogna; 2: Nina Kosaric; 1: Sofia Jonas; Coxswain: Victoria Lellis
Head coach Liz O'Leary talks about the upcoming 2013 Radcliffe heavyweight crew season.
In the Fall
The Black and White competed at four regattas during the fall season, including the famous Head of the Charles. Radcliffe kept up with some of the world's best rowers in the championship eights race, one of the marquee events at the HOCR. Rowing in bow No. 2, Radcliffe earned seventh place in the star-studded race. Among the boats was USRowing, which had a number of gold-medal winning Olympians from the 2012 London games. Two of those athletes, Caryn Davies '05 and Esther Lofgren '09, are former Radcliffe crew members. USRowing paced the three-mile course in 16:23.49 with Cambridge Boat Club just behind. Radcliffe completed the winding route in 17:06.15, good for third place among college crews. The Black and White rowed side-by-side with USRowing for much of the race, including a stretch past Weld Boathouse, as the Olympians attempted to pass.
Ivy League-champion Radcliffe capped an outstanding season with a ninth-place varsity finish and 12th-place team showing at the NCAA Championships, which wrapped up with a day of extremely close racing May 27 on steamy Mercer Lake. The Black and White finished third, just three hundredths of a second out of second place, in the varsity eight petite final, fifth in the varsity four petite final and fourth in the second varsity eight third-level final. Radcliffe totaled 32 points in the team standings for its best showing since placing ninth in the team competition and seventh in varsity racing in 2008.
The Beanpot was postponed March 23 due to the threat of cold temperatures and high winds. The regatta featuring Northeastern, Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Holy Cross, and MIT has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 28.
Radcliffe will take on Cornell and Princeton in Ithaca, N.Y. for the Class of 1975 Cup.