Harvard-Radcliffe Lights Open Season with Beanpot
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second-straight year, the Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew opens its spring campaign against local rivals MIT and BU in the Beanpot Regatta. MIT will host this year's event out of DeWolfe Boathouse.
8:40 a.m. – V8 vs. MIT, BU
9:00 a.m. – 2V8 vs. MIT, BU
9:20 a.m. – V4 vs. MIT, BU
9:40 a.m. – N8 vs. MIT, BU
1V: Coxswain: Erin Driscoll, Stroke/8: Naomi Lang, 7: Adelaide Backer, 6: Elizabeth Pate, 5: Gabrielle McNeill, 4: Elizabeth Lenczowski (c), 3: Katherine Mallett, 2: Claire Harmange, Bow: Olivia Henry
In the Polls
Radcliffe entered the USRowing preseason poll at the No. 3 position with 136 points. Stanford ranks first overall (156 points), with Wisconsin not far ahead of the Black and White at No. 2 (141 points).
In the Launch
A successful rowing coach at multiple levels, Elizabeth "Lou" Berl begins her first season with the Radcliffe lights in 2014. Formerly the head coach at her alma mater Trinity College, Berl also has stops with Virginia and Ohio State.
In the Fall
In a strong headwind, Radcliffe lightweight crew took second at the Head of the Charles Regatta. The Black and White bested the collegiate field with a time of 17:15.232 to trail only the Netherlands (Minerva Rowing Club). Radcliffe finished over six seconds ahead of Wisconsin.
Radcliffe upped its bronze medal performance from 2012 with a second-place finish a season ago at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships. The Black and White was clipped by Stanford in the grand final. The lightweight four also crossed second, edged out by Wisconsin.
The Black and White hosts Georgetown Saturday, April 5, looking to win its sixth-straight Class of 2004 Cup.