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ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

No. 4 Men’s Heavyweight Crew Takes Second at Eastern Sprints

The varsity eight was edged at the line by 0.4 seconds (Zack Williamson).

WORCESTER, Mass. – With a close finish capping a wild, but damp, afternoon on Lake Quinsigamond, No. 4 Harvard men's heavyweight crew took second at the EARC Sprints on Sunday. The varsity eight was the runner up, while the third varsity rowed to victory.

The varsity eight took second with a time of 5:31.14, and was edged by Yale despite a furious comeback by the Crimson oarsman. Yale took an early lead by roughly five seats midway through the dash, but the Crimson came back to fall by just 0.4 seconds at the finish.

"It was a good day, and a good effort all around for the entire boathouse," said Charley Butt, The Bolles-Parker Head Coach for Harvard Men's Heavyweight Crew. "The guys have done a great job all season, and while we are disappointed not to win, we have the IRA coming up, and in four weeks Harvard-Yale."

With the 1V8 taking second, all boat members earned All-Ivy League second-team honors.

Crossing the line in fourth place, the second varsity clocked a time of 5:41.177 in the grand final, three seconds behind Yale and Boston University for second and third. The rowing was tight over the first 500 meters, but the top three vessels pulled ahead over the middle kilometer to secure podium placements.

The third varsity got out to a great start over the first half of its grand final, and held off a charging Yale to win by nearly two seconds. The Crimson tallied a time of 5:37.026 to earn the title.

The fourth varsity eight cruised to victory in the grand final, navigating across the line by 1.4 seconds over second-place Navy. Also posting the fastest time in its opening heat, the Crimson earned the top honor with a time of 5:43.168.

The fifth varsity took sixth with a time of 6:13.921.

Harvard will row next at the IRA National Championships, held June 2-4 at Lake Natoma outside of Sacramento, California.

Boatings
Varsity Eight: Cole Durbin (coxswain), Liam Corrigan (stroke), Lars Lorch (7), Vincent Breet (6), James Johnston (5), Alexander Richards (4), Conor Harrity (3), Arthur Doyle (2), David Ambler (bow) 

Grand Final
1. Yale – 5:30.700
2. Harvard – 5:31.142
3. Princeton – 5:36.397
4. Boston University – 5:36.528
5. Dartmouth – 5:38.777
6. Brown – 5:40.626

Heat
1. Harvard – 5:32.785
2. Brown – 5:36.979
3. Columbia – 5:40.006
4. George Washington – 5:41.327
5. Northeastern – 5:43.352
6. MIT – 6:02.516

Second Varsity Eight: Jennie Kunes (coxswain), Ross Jarvis (stroke), Travis Taaffe (7), Pieter Quinton (6), Sam Hardy (5), Sam Meijer (4), Chase Bucholz (3), Jack Kelley (2), James Clarke (bow)

Grand Final
1. Princeton – 5:35.573
2. Yale – 5:38.030
3. Boston University – 5:38.232
4. Harvard – 5:41.177
5. Cornell – 5:43.550
6. Brown – 5:43.696

Heat
1. Harvard – 5:40.212
2. Cornell – 5:41.111
3. Dartmouth – 5:42.525
4. Wisconsin – 5:42.765
5. Penn – 5:49.149
6. MIT – 6:22.737

Third Varsity Eight: Maddie Zabriskie (coxswain), Dom Glover (stroke), Juri-Mikk Udam, (7), Henry Kennelly (6), Benjamin Cohen (5), David Fleming (4), Max Ferguson (3), Ryan Rasmussen (2), Ben Strathmore (bow)

Grand Final
1. Harvard – 5:37.026
2. Yale – 5:39.000
3. Princeton – 5:42.812
4. Brown – 5:44.123
5. Wisconsin – 5:48.467
6. Northeastern – 5:49.028

Heat
1. Harvard – 5:44.282
2. Brown – 5:46.278
3. Dartmouth – 5:51.671
4. Syracuse – 5:52.826
5. Columbia – 6:09.607

Fourth Varsity Eight: Nick Yan (coxswain), Anthony Kenny (stroke), Philip Bates (7), Nicholas Plaut (6), Andre Dempsey (5), Jack Richards (4), Max Mezger (3), Andrew Morley (2), Jack Luby (bow) 

Grand Final
1. Harvard – 5:43.168
2. Navy – 5:45.731
3. Princeton – 5:46.248
4. Boston University – 5:46.263
5. Brown – 5:52.473
6. Dartmouth – 5:58.649

Heat
1. Harvard – 5:48.565
2. Navy – 5:51:707
3. Brown – 5:52.665
4. Wisconsin – 5:57.001
5. Yale – 6:02.037

Fifth Varsity Eight: 
Jacob Russell (coxswain), Blake Patterson (stroke), Niels Laurberg (7), Henry Lynch (6), Travis Anderson Stehlin (5), Bryce Anderson (4), Miles Neumann  (3), Eric Anderson (2), Thomas Hlebowicz (bow)

Grand Final
1. Wisconsin – 5:50.891
2. Navy – 5:52.678
3. Navy 6V – 5:58.883
4. Brown – 6:02.050
5. Princeton – 6:11.122
6. Harvard – 6:13.921

ACADEMIC INTEGRATION & COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS