Radcliffe lights posted strong times at the Foot of the Charles regatta.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight varsity 4+ "A" finished a very strong fourth Saturday in a 35-boat field comprised of largely openweight boats.
The crew, coxed by Erin Driscoll, with stroke Elizabeth Lenczowski, 3 seat Addie Backer, 2 Claire Harmange and bow seat Katherine Mallett, posted a time of 13:57.2. The "B" 4+ also completed a very strong race, as coxswain Gabbie Giulgliano, stroke Naomi Lang, 3 Gabby McNeill, 2 Liza MacEachern and bow Olivia Henry posted a ninth-place finish overall. The next fastest lightweight 4+ was the Boston University lightweight varsity 4+, which finished 22nd overall.
The Foot of the Charles was also the first race for those athletes who walked on to the team this year with no prior experience.
"The Foot of the Charles was a regatta started as a debut race for novice rowers, and we continue to honor that tradition," heavyweight assistant coach Cory Bosworth said. "We had a full boat of heavyweight novices and a boat of lightweight novice walk-ons in this race today. We are really proud of those novice rowers new to the sport this fall who had their first chance to don the Black and White!
"The race conditions today were pretty optimal," Bosworth said, "It was sunny, warm, and the water was glassy. It was a great regatta, as usual - with every school on the river chipping in to make it happen."
Overall, the Radcliffe lightweights raced four Varsity 4+s, placing fourth, ninth, 27th and 33rd overall. Radcliffe also had one Novice 8+ that finished 10th. For complete results, please click here.
C Erin Driscoll
4 Elizabeth Lenczowski
3 Addie Backer
2 Claire Harmange
1 Katherine Mallett
C Gabbie Giugliano
4 Naomi Lang
3 Gabby McNeill
2 Liza MacEachern
1 Olivia Henry