Radcliffe Lightweight Eights Take Home Gold Medal at 52nd Head of the Charles

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew team claimed victory at the 52nd annual Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday afternoon. For the third-straight year, the Black and White finished first among the collegiate squads, but improved on last fall's second-place overall finish.  

The Black and White eight finished in 18:17.592 to best Boston University by more than 10 seconds (18:28.027). MIT (18:34.996), Princeton (18:52.924) and A.S.R. Nereus (18:54.563), a Dutch team, rounded out the top five finishers. Coxed by McKenzie Parks, the varsity eight was stroked by Alanah Anderson, followed by Elizabeth Pate, Samantha Shao, Adrienne Bielawski, Genevieve Shaw, Ruby Emberlina, Julia Baumel and Serena Blacklow.

In the fours race, the Black and White finished sixth of 11 teams with a time of 20:52.801. Radcliffe was the fourth-best collegiate squad in the race.

For a full list of results from the Head of the Charles, click here.

Lightweight Eights
Radcliffe A: 18:17.592
8: Alanah Anderson, 7: Elizabeth Pate, 6: Samantha Shao, 5: Adrienne Bielawski, 4: Genevieve Shaw, 3: Ruby Emberlina, 2: Julia Baumel, 1: Serena Blacklow, c: McKenzie Parks

Radcliffe B: Scratched
8: Tessa Buchan, 7: Julia Davis, 6: Annabel O'Hagan, 5: Mykayla Sandler, 4: Sarah Lagan, 3: Jane Irwin, 2: Gina Cusing, 1: Gretchen Dougherty, c: Maria Stoica

Lightweight Fours
Radcliffe: 20:52.801
4: Natalie Henderson, 3: Mabel Evans, 2: Molly Lesser, 1: Victoire Keane, c: Electra Lang