Beanpot Champions Radcliffe Lightweight Crew to Race Georgetown in DC
Radcliffe's varsity eight celebrated with the Beanpot trophy last Saturday (photo Steve McLaughlin).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Coming off of its win over BU and MIT in the annual Beanpot Regatta, the Radcliffe lightweight crew will travel to the nation's capital on Saturday to take on Georgetown on the Potomac River.
9:00 – 1V
9:15 – 2V4
Radcliffe's spring season began with wins in three races March 30 on the Charles River at the Beanpot Regatta. The Black and White outpaced the competition in the varsity eights, second varsity eight and novice four events. The varsity eight led from start to finish in the crew's first race of the day. Radcliffe rowed the course in 6:59.6, well ahead of Boston University in second at 7:18.9 and MIT in third at 7:34.6.
Related Link: Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Sweeps Beanpot Races
Bow: Emma Framson; 2: Claire Harmange; 3: Taylor Garden; 4: Naomi Lang; 5: Katherine Mallett; 6: Emma Lukasiewicz; 7: Adelaide Backer; Stroke: Elizabeth Lenczowski; Cox: Erin Driscoll
About Georgetown (Women's Rowing Page)
This will be the first spring race of the season for Georgetown's lightweight crew.
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In the Fall
The Black and White highlighted a successful fall season with its first Head of the Charles victory in program history. Radcliffe completed the three-mile course winding through Boston and Cambridge in 16:58.83 to best the Wisconsin by over two seconds. The Badger's 17:01.29 finish was good for second and well ahead of crews from Stanford (17:36.09), Princeton (17:49.39) and MIT (17:50.81) in the regatta's final event. It was the eighth overall win at the HOCR for Radcliffe and the 42nd for Harvard.
The Radcliffe lightweight varsity eight captured its first national medal since 2006 by taking bronze with its third-place finish in the grand final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The Black and White entered the regatta ranked fourth, the same spot in which it had finished in each of the previous three and four of the previous five IRA regattas. This time around, however, Radcliffe beat out top-ranked Wisconsin, winner of five of the last eight IRA titles, for the bronze. Stanford won the national title, while Bucknell placed second. Radcliffe placed fourth in the varsity four grand final.
The Black & White will be off until April 20-21 when it faces some of the nation's best boats. Radcliffe will open the weekend against Princeton before inviting BU, UMass, MIT, Stanford and Wisconsin to race against the Black & White and Tigers the following day. A free live video stream will be available for free on each day on GoCrimson.com.
Related Link: Harvard to Live Video Stream Five Crew Regattas for Free this Spring