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No. 2 Crimson Lightweights Sweep Hoyas, Hawks to Finish 4-0 Weekend

The Crimson freshman eight defeated its fourth and fifth straight opponents.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The No. 2 Harvard lightweight crew won all five races against No. 5 Georgetown and No. 9 Saint Joseph’s Sunday morning on the Charles River, completing a 4-0 weekend for the varsity eight against top-10 opposition.

The varsity eight (5-0) beat the second-place Hoyas (2-2) by 5.7 seconds and finished 32 seconds ahead of the Hawks (0-3). Harvard’s other boats cruised to wins by more than 11 seconds each. The teams rowed into a headwind, with water that was choppy early in the course and calmed as each race progressed.

“It was a good morning,” said head coach Charley Butt, whose squad defeated No. 6 Cornell and No. 8 Penn Saturday morning in Ithaca, N.Y., and was up early again for Sunday’s home racing that began at 7:40 a.m. “This is a good team, and they’re putting things together difficult circumstances. My hat’s off to them.”

As it did on Saturday, the Crimson varsity consistently pulled away from its competition throughout the race. Harvard improved its lead on Georgetown by 1-1.5 seconds every 500 meters, finishing in 6:24.6. The Hoyas crossed the line in 6:30.3, with Saint Joseph’s finishing in 6:56.6.

The Crimson second varsity eight, which came from behind to win Saturday, was dominant Sunday, finishing more than 22 seconds ahead of Georgetown in 6:38.7. Harvard’s top freshman boats were equally successful. The first freshman eight won by 15.1 seconds, in 6:28.7, while the second freshman boat was 17.6 seconds up on runner-up Georgetown.

Harvard raced three fours from its third and fourth varsities against Georgetown. The Harvard A squad beat the Hoyas by 11.6 seconds. 

Varsity Eight
Harvard 6:24.6
Georgetown 6:30.3
Saint Joseph's 6:56.6

Second Varsity Eight
Harvard 6:38.7
Georgetown 7:01.4                     

Varsity Four
Harvard A 7:22.0
Georgetown 7:33.6
Harvard B 7:47.1
Harvard C 7:52.7

Freshman Eight
Harvard 6:28.7
Georgetown 6:43.8
Saint Joseph's 7:04.6 

Second/Third Freshman Eights
Harvard 2F 7:01.7
Georgetown 7:19.3
Harvard 3F 7:45.0

Harvard Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Dexter Louie, 8: Tim Moore, 7: Austin Meyer, 6: Will Newell, 5: Martin Eiermann, 4: Billy Hennrikus, 3: Andrew Trott, 2: Jared Dourdeville, 1: James Stewart 

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Lizzy Maybank, 8: Tyler Caldwell, 7: Ben Bayley, 6: Michael Murray, 5: Sean Duncan, 4: Andrew Corcoran, 3: Benjamin Tuyp, 2: Tom Nesel, 1: Michael Silvestri

Varsity Four A
Cox: Angela Chang, 4: Christopher Oland, 3: Jordan Cotton, 2: Matt Gibbons, 1: Martin Wallner,

Varsity Four B
Cox: David Roher, 4: Joshua Foote, 3: Gary Pellisier, 2: Joseph Shivers, 1: Kevin Fiamingo

Varsity Four C
Cox: Jill Carlson, 4: Timothy Jundanian, 3: Michael Velchik, Collin Rees, Ethan Davis

Freshman Eight
Cox: Paul Farber, 8: Florian Mayr, 7: Erich Schultze, 6: James Groeneveld, 5: Nicholas Gates, 4: Michael Paresky, 3: Tom Foley, 2: Matt O'Leary, 1: Alex Newell

Second Freshman Eight
Cox: Alex Saal, 8: Kevin Connolly, 7: Gabriel Lloyd, 6: Craig Herron, 5:
Arturo Villanueva, 4: Chris Henderson, 3: AJ Carvalho, 2: Francisco Triana, 1: Simon Maas

Third Freshman Eight
Cox: Aidan Daly, 8: Charles Hobbs, 7: Paolo Singer, 6: Francis Thumpasery, 5: Gabriel Walker, 4: Noah Guiney, 3: Dewahar Senthoor, 2: Danny Meltzer, 1: Alan Silva