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Harvard Lightweight Eights Finish Third, Fourth at Head Of The Charles

Pictured: The Harvard lightweight eight A emerges from beneath the Anderson Bridge.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Harvard lightweight crew started off the 2010-11 season by showcasing its depth with two boats among the top four finishers in the men's lightweight eights event at the 46th Head Of The Charles Regatta Sunday on the Charles River.

The Harvard A entry placed third among 21 men's lightweight eights, while the Harvard B boat was one place and less than seven seconds back. A boat of Crimson freshmen placed 17th in the event. Harvard placed ninth of 19 in the lightweight fours and took 25th place against heavyweight competition in the 42-boat club eights event Saturday.

The strong team showing, combined with that of the Crimson heavyweight crew, enabled Harvard to claim the MacMahon Cup Regatta Point Trophy for the most total points by any club, school, college or university at the Head Of The Charles.

"We had a very good result in the eight," said head coach Charley Butt. "The A boat rowed very well and very fast, and then the B boat really stepped up and had an outstanding row. We're rowing well enough and we're strong enough to be competitive, but that doesn't take anything away from the fact that we have to keep improving."

Harvard's A eight, which contained several members of last season's varsity eight, finished the three-mile course in 14:24.146, about 1.3 seconds behind runner-up Cornell, while Princeton took first place. The Crimson's B entry crossed the finish in 14:30.849, three places ahead of Princeton's second boat and further ahead of entries from Georgetown, Yale, Navy and others.

Harvard Boatings
Lightweight Eight A

Cox: Lizzy Maybank, 8: Will Newell, 7: Andrew Trott, 6: Tom Nesel, 5: Austin Meyer, 4: Tim Moore, 3: Erich Schultze, 2: Jared Dourdeville, 1: James Stewart

Lightweight Eight B
Cox: Angela Chang, 8: Matt O'Leary, 7: Alex Newell, 6: Florian Mayr, 5: Nicholas Gates, 4: Michael Paresky, 3: Patrick Thornycroft, 2: Stuart Taylor, 1: Tom Foley

Lightweight Eight C
Cox: Shane Bouchard, 8: Michael Wales, 7: Andrew Campbell, 6: Michael Lukas, 5: Cam Heron, 4: Matt Gibbons, 3: Ben Hughes, 2: Zach Connerton, 1: Jamie Ashton

Lightweight Four
Cox: Paul Farber, 4: Tyler Caldwell, 3: Sean Duncan, 2: Billy Hennrikus, 1: Ben Bayley

Harvard and Radcliffe 2010 Head Of The Charles Regatta Results
Saturday
Women's senior-master singles: Cambridge Boat Club (Ellen Kennelly '85) – 8th of 22, 22:58.998
Women's senior-master eights: Etats Unis (Liz O'Leary) – 1st of 29, 18:35.435
Women's senior-master eights: Radcliffe Association of Rowing Alumnae – 15th of 29, 20:27.510
Women's alumni eights: Radcliffe Association of Rowing Alumnae – 10th of 32, 19:22.770
Men's club fours: Harvard heavyweight crew – 7th of 58, 18:02.235
Men's club eights: Harvard heavyweight crew A – 1st, 15:09.811
Men's club eights: Harvard heavyweight crew B – 3rd, 15:40.274
Men's club eights: Harvard lightweight crew – 25th of 42, 16:59.971
Women's club eights: Radcliffe heavyweight crew – 8th of 30, 18:43.437
Women's master doubles: Cambridge Boat Club (Lindsay Burns '87 andLinda Muri) – 2nd of 21, 20:15.796

Sunday
Men's senior-veteran singles: Harvard University (Harry Parker) – 16th of 27, 24:10.427 (23:22.427 after handicap)
Men's championship fours: Harvard heavyweight crew A – 6th of 15, 16:20.376
Men's championship fours: Harvard heavyweight crew B – 10th of 15, 16:45.008
Women's championship fours: Radcliffe heavyweight crew – 4th of 20, 18:00.008
Men's championship eights: Harvard heavyweight crew A – 2nd of 35, 14:02.323
Men's championship eights: Harvard heavyweight crew B – 9th of 35, 14:21.288
Women's championship eights: Radcliffe heavyweight crew A – 17th of 30, 16:54.651
Women's championship eights: Radcliffe heavyweight crew B – 22nd of 30, 17:12.115
Men's lightweight fours: Harvard lightweight crew – 9th of 19, 16:41.207
Men's lightweight eights: Harvard lightweight crew A – 3rd of 21, 14:24.146
Men's lightweight eights: Harvard lightweight crew B – 4th of 21, 14:30.849
Men's lightweight eights: Harvard lightweight crew C – 17th of 21, 15:30.423
Women's lightweight eights: Radcliffe lightweight crew A – 3rd of 12, 16:33.524
Women's lightweight eights: Radcliffe lightweight crew B – 7th of 12, 17:13.904