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