No. 4 Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Prepares for IRA National Championships

photo credit Gil Talbot
photo credit Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 4 Radcliffe lightweight crew team is set to make the cross-country trip to compete at IRA National Championships this weekend in Folsom, Calif. Races run Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2 and the Black and White will field three boats in the championship. 


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8+ – Juliet Pesner (coxswain), Olivia Farrar (8), Abigail Koerner (7), Claire Albert (6), Brigid Kennedy (5), Josie Volk (4), Mackenzie Smith (3), Tessa Buchan (2), Gina Cusing (bow) 

4+ - Claire Burch (coxswain), Analysia Watley (4), Katie Dubinski (3), Hannah McNeill (2), Molly Sacks (bow) 

2x – Clara Duffy (stroke), Molly Lesser (bow) 

The Black and White returns to IRA National Championships having placed fifth in the last two seasons. In total, Radcliffe has won five national titles, the last one coming in 2014 when it edged out Stanford by just over a half a second.


(USRowing Coaches Poll)

Week               Position

Preseason       5

April 3              4

April 10            4

April 17            4

April 24            4

May 1              4

May 8              4

May 15            4