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Radcliffe Novices Top Lightweight Competition at Green Monster

HANOVER, N.H.—The Radcliffe heavyweight crew had the second-fastest team of novices, while the Black and White lightweights beat their competition and finished in the middle of the heavyweight field, at the Green Monster Regatta Saturday on the Connecticut River.

The Black and White's two heavyweight boats placed fourth and seventh in the head race of approximately three miles. Only Boston College, with the second- and third-place boats, posted a better combined finish in the team competition of freshman and novice eights. The Radcliffe lightweight novices finished eighth in a 16-boat field that included 13 heavyweight, two lightweight and one combined crew.

"I was proud of the team," said Radcliffe assistant coach Cory Bosworth. "We have a strong group of walk-on rowers this year, and I think everyone learned a lot this weekend. We were pleased to be the second-fastest team, and we look forward to the Foot of the Charles this coming weekend."

The Radcliffe B heavyweight entry of coxswain Jenny Wong and rowers Lizzy Fitzhenry, Lize Flint, Ellie Parker, Claire Stolz, Christine Hughes, Anna Dolan, Paoa Midri and Ronit Malka posted a time of 17:17.6, just 3.5 seconds off the pace of third-place Boston College A and 20.5 behind first-place Dartmouth A.

The Black and White's A entry consisted of coxswain Veri Seo, Eliza MacLean, Kristen Faulkner, Tanya Petach, Kathleen Koenigs, Theresa Gebert, Liesl Ulrich-Verderber, Catherine Katz and Jordan Harshman. That group took seventh place in 18:27.2, barely a second out of sixth.

Radcliffe's lightweight boat finished in 18:59.3, edging the combined heavyweight/lightweight entry from Dartmouth by one-tenth of a second for eighth place. The Black and White was one minute, 21 seconds faster than the MIT lightweights and topped heavyweight crews from UMass and Vermont.

Racing for the Radcliffe lightweights were coxswain Dasol Shin and rowers Leah Gaffney, Adrienne Simes, Kelsey Rankin, Priya Duvvuri, Kiara Kealoha, Tiffany Fonseca, Emily Rogers and Anastasia Evanoff.

On the men's side, the Harvard lightweights placed first as a team.