No. 2 BU, No. 8 MIT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 5 Radcliffe lightweight crew will look to reclaim the Muri Cup/Beanpot crown when it takes on No. 2 BU and No. 6 MIT on the Charles River Saturday, April 15.
The event will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network. Bill Spaulding will have the call.
8:12 a.m. -- 2V (Radcliffe 3V, MIT, BU, Radcliffe 2V)
8:36 a.m. -- 1V (Radcliffe, BU, MIT)
First Varsity Eight
Coxswain: McKenzie Parks; Stroke: Alanah Anderson; 7: Josie Theile; 6: Samantha Shao: 5: Elizabeth Pate; 4: Ada Bielawski; 3: Genevieve Shaw; 2: Serena Blacklow; Bow: Erin Walk
Radcliffe took sixth in the first varsity eight and won the second varsity eight race at the Knecht Cup in West Windsor, New Jersey.
After winning five consecutive varsity eight races from 2011-15, Radcliffe will look to dethrone Boston University, who took last year's race by a 6:48.1 to 6:51.3 margin. The Black and White have won six of the eight varsity eight races since the inaugural Muri Cup in 2009. The Muri Cup is named for former men's lightweight freshman coach and MIT alumna Linda Muri. Radcliffe holds a perfect 6-0 record in the event against MIT, winning by open water a season ago. Wisconsin won the race in 2010.
In the Polls
The Black and White sit at No. 5 in this week's USRowing Collegiate Poll.
About No. 2 BU
The Terriers took second in the first varsity eight grand final at the Knecht Cup last week. BU is coached by Malcolm Doldron, who is in his fifth season.
About No. 8 MIT
The Engineers finished seventh in the grand final of the first varsity eight at the Knecht Cup. Claire Martin-Doyle is in the midst of her 11th season coaching MIT.
Radcliffe placed second at the Eastern Sprints Championships and was third at the IRA National Championships.
Dating back to April 21, 2012, Radcliffe has won 25 of 29 dual races.
In the Launch
In her second season at the helm, Radcliffe lightweights head coach Sarah Baker guided the Black and White to a second-place finish at Easterns and a bronze medal at IRAs. Baker has a 7-3 career record at Radcliffe.
Ivy League Digital Network
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Radcliffe host No. 5 Princeton on Saturday, March 22 in the Class of 1999 Cup.