Harvard-Radcliffe Crew Upends Michigan State, Falls to Ohio State

Harvard-Radcliffe Crew Upends Michigan State, Falls to Ohio State

CAMDEN, N.J. – The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew opened the season Saturday on the Cooper River taking four of five races from Michigan State as part of the Ivy League/Big Ten Double Duels. The Black and White also raced against Ohio State, coming in second in each of the five races.

Conditions for the 2,000 meter races in Camden, New Jersey featured a strong cross-tail wind with gusts and choppy water.

The morning session pitted Harvard-Radcliffe against the Spartans. The Black and White kicked off the day with a five-second victory in the varsity eight race, clocking in at 6:43.1. The second varsity followed suit, with a larger victory, crossing the line in 6:52.8 with 12.5 seconds separation.

Harvard-Radcliffe's varsity four boats also earned victories against Michigan State. The varsity four boat raced its way to a 22-second victory, finishing the course in 7:38.3. The varsity 4B edged out its opponent, 7:53.4 to 7:55.1, over the Spartans. Michigan State's third varsity took the win over Harvard-Radcliffe in the final race of the morning.

In the afternoon, Ohio State was able to post wins in each of the five matchups against the Black and White.

Harvard-Radcliffe will host Brown next Saturday, March 31 on the Charles River.

Varsity Eight: Kaitlyn Felsheim (coxswain), Teresa Rokos (stroke), Katherine Playfair (7), Stephanie Eble (6), Erica Holmes (5), Hope Cessford (4), Sofia Donnecke (3), Rafaela Stalph (2), Georgia Seidel (bow)

Second Varsity: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Caroline Noble (stroke), Marina Felix (7), Xaley Yousey (6), Lucy Hamilton (5), Hailey Novis (4), Heidi Nocka (3), Hannah Osborn (2), Sophia Young (bow)

Varsity Four A: Jennifer Li (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Kathleen Malloch (3), Desi Goodwin (2), Maria Splaine (bow)

Varsity Four B: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Sarah Tisdall (stroke), Elizabeth Roe (3), Jillian Scyocurka (2), Jillian McEneaney (bow)

Third Varsity: Paige Coolidge (coxswain), Gretchen Schoenberger (stroke), Mirabel Levine (7), Emma Orcutt (6), Mackenzi Curtin (5), Kate Laumann-Wallace(Race 1)/Sofia-Marie Mascia (Race2) (4), Rosie Poling (3), Elizabeth Kemp (2), Liesel Von Imhof (bow)

Varsity 8
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:43.1
Michigan State – 6:48.2

Ohio State – 6:35.3
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:46.6 

Second Varsity 8
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:52.8
Michigan State – 7:05.3

Ohio State – 6:44.1
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:56.3 

Varsity 4
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:38.3
Michigan State – 8:02.1

Ohio State – 7:25.5
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:40.9 

Varsity 4B
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:53.4
Michigan State – 7:55.1

Ohio State – 7:40.6
Harvard-Radcliffe – 8:03.8 

Third Varsity 8
Michigan State – 7:04.6
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:29.7 

Ohio State – 6:55.6
Harvard-Radcliffe – 7:20.6