CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men’s lightweight eight has been named the COOP Athlete of the Week for Oct. 23. At the Head of the Charles, the lightweight eights won its race in 14:35.71, almost 12 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor, USRowing, and well ahead of Ivy competitors Princeton (3rd, 14:58.24) and Yale (4th, 14:59.70). The win was Harvard’s 41st overall medal at the Head of the Charles, first in the lightweight eights since 1975, sixth in the race all-time, and it also propelled Harvard to the Point Trophy.
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Harvard celebrates its victory in the lightweight eights race (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).