Harvard Lightweight Crew 2V Leads Three Winning Boats

Harvard Lightweight Crew 2V Leads Three Winning Boats

The freshman eight boat defeated Cornell and Penn Saturday in Ithaca, N.Y. (Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics). 

ITHACA, N.Y. – With close races across the board, Harvard lightweight crew won the second varsity, freshman eight and second freshman races over Cornell and Penn at the Cayuga Inlet Saturday afternoon.

With a direct tail wind over the first 1000m and a variable swirling win for the last 1000m, the first varsity nearly overtook Cornell, but was edged by 1.2 seconds. The Big Red finished in 5:53.0, while the Crimson crossed just behind with a time of 5:54.2. Penn finished with a time of 6:08.7.

Harvard took the second varsity race by open water with a winning time of 6:03.7. Cornell clocked a time of 6:07.2 in the two-boat race.

Cornell earned the better of Harvard in the two-boat third varsity event. The Big Red (6:10.2) finished just over three seconds ahead of the Crimson (6:13.4).

The freshman eight clocked a time of 5:59.1 to edge Cornell (6:01.5) by nearly a boat length. Penn was not far behind with a time of 6:03.0.

The second freshman boat, fighting through snow pellets in the final races, bested Cornell (6:42.5) and Penn (7:06.1) with a time of 6:40.2. The Crimson edged the Big Red by nearly a boat length, while downing the Quakers by open water.

Harvard returns home to host Dartmouth and MIT in pursuit of the Biglin Bowl.

Harvard Boating

First Varsity
Bow: Lucas Farewell; 2: Nico Astrup Wiik; 3: Jack Kelly; 4: Thomas Marshall; 5: Alexander Newell; 6: Samuel Frum; 7: Andrew Campbell; Stroke: Alexander Bonorris; Coxswain: Shane Bouchard

Second Varsity
Bow: Cameron Clemence; 2: Mitchel Cole; 3: Connor Mangan; 4: Ian Klein; 5: James Groeneveld; 6: Robert Hawthorne; 7: Christopher Magnani; Stroke: Eli Leavitt; Coxswain: Chris Xu 

Third Varsity
Bow: Lev Ratnofsky; 2: Nelson Arnous; 3: Cameron Heron; 4: Ross Svenson; 5: Stefan Skalbania; 6: Matthew Pawlowski; 7: Edward McKlveen; Stroke: Nicholas Phillips; Coxswain: Alex Spencer

First Freshman
Bow: Mark Steinbrick; 2: Patrick Anderson; 3: Christopher Wales; 4: Kalvis Hornburg; 5: Ian Meyer; 6: Thomas Gill; 7: Matthew Podlesak; Stroke: Emanuel Ritschard; Coxswain: James Dreben 

Second Freshman
Bow: Alex Keane; 2: Samir Durrani; 3: Michael Kikukawa; 4: Tim King; 5: Michaell Savarese; 6: Eric Rodrigo; 7: Johann Colloredo-Mansfeld; Stroke: Michael Casciotti; Coxswain: Brett Biebelberg 

Varsity 8:
Cornell - 5:53.0
Harvard - 5:54.2
Penn - 6:08.7 

2nd Varsity 8:
Harvard - 6:03.7
Cornell - 6:07.2

3rd Varsity:
Cornell - 6:10.2
Harvard - 6:13.4 

Freshman 8:
Harvard - 5:59.1
Cornell - 6:01.5
Penn  - 6:03.0 

Freshman 8:
Harvard - 6:40.2
Cornell - 6:42.5
Penn - 7:06.1