No. 11 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Takes Class of 1975 Cup Over No. 5 Princeton, No. 17 Cornell

The No. 11 Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew's first varsity eight picked up its first win of the spring season and took home the Class of 1975 Cup by beating No. 5 Princeton and No. 17 Cornell Saturday morning. The Black and White also won the varsity fours race at the regatta.

The racing was done with a building tailwind throughout the regatta and a slight tail current.

Radcliffe's top boat went neck-and-neck with Princeton in the marquee race of the day before coming away with a 2.2-second victory. The Black and White stopped the clock at 6:11.7, as Princeton trailed at 6:13.9 and Cornell followed at 6:25.9. It is the 12th Class of 1975 Cup for Radcliffe and first since 2007. Princeton has won 24 trophies, while Cornell owns one victory in 1983.

The Black and White's varsity four cruised to a 4.8-second win over the pair of Ivy League foes. Princeton was second, finishing in 7:16.1, and Cornell was behind by another 3.1 seconds.

Princeton won the other four races competed, as Radcliffe came in second three times. The second varsity was the closest to the Tigers when the boat lost by five seconds.

Radcliffe travels to Syracuse, N.Y., next Saturday for a chance at the O'Leary Cup against Syracuse and Dartmouth. The Black and White return to the Charles River April 27 against Yale. The two rivals' races will be streamed online for free on

First Varsity
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:11.7
Princeton – 6:13.9
Cornell – 6:25.9

Second Varsity
Princeton – 6:18.4
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:23.4
Cornell – 6:32.4

Varsity Four 'A'
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:11.3
Princeton – 7:16.1
Cornell – 7:19.2

Varsity Four 'B'
Princeton – 7:15.3
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:23.9
Cornell – 7:32.7

Third Varsity
Princeton – 6:41.1
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:49.9
Cornell – 7:05.9

Fourth Varsity
Princeton – 6:45.7
Cornell – 6:49.2
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:51.7

First Varsity

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

Second Varsity
Coxswain: Jenny Wong; Stroke: Celia Kohl; 7: Lucy Grinalds; 6: Deva Steketee; 5: Laura Savarese; 4:Kelly Whelan; 3: Scout Moran; 2: Katie Wilcox; Bow: Taylor Compton

Varsity Four 'A'
Coxswain: Jorie Sullivan; 4: Eliza Flint; 3: Susannah Maybank; 2: Rosemary Grinalds; 1: Maura Church

Varsity Four 'B'
Coxswain: Victoria Lellis; 4: Kelly Bauer; 3: Marisa D'Orsogna; 2: Nina Kosaric; 1: Sofia Jonas

Third Varsity
Coxswain: McKenna Kardish; 8: Erin Slatery; 7: Morgan Keefe; 6: Mary Carmack; 5: Lauren Tracey; 4: Laura Bleeke; 3: Eleanor Parker; 2: Maddy Berg; 1:Genevieve Mulligan