HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England—Members of the Radcliffe heavyweight crew have crossed the Atlantic in preparation to compete in the Henley Women's Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta.
The Ivy League-champion Black and White varsity eight is competing in both regattas and will be joined at the women's regatta by a second eight comprised of members of the Ivy-winning varsity four A, as well as rowers from this spring's second varsity eight and varsity four B.
The Black and White begins competition at the Henley Women's Regatta Saturday. The second varsity boat will race in the senior eight event for the GP Jeffries Cup, starting with a matchup against Reading at 1:55 p.m., local time. A victory would mean a quarterfinal race Saturday evening, with the semifinals and final slated for Sunday. There are 15 crews entered in the event.
The Radcliffe varsity has a first-round bye in the elite eight event for the Sport's Council Cup. One of seven teams in the competition, the Black and White first races at 12:08 p.m. against the winner of Thames and Henley. The winner of that race will compete in the final Sunday evening.
Radcliffe's varsity eight will go on to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta as one of 19 crews vying for the Remenham Challenge Cup for women's open eights. The regatta runs June 27-July 3.
Also representing Radcliffe at both Henley regattas will be former Black and White captain and All-American Olivia Coffey '11. She will race in a single for the Princess Royal Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Varsity Eight - Sport's Council Cup
Cox: Jill Carlson, 8: Michelle Pearson, 7: Lucy Grinalds, 6: Liz Soutter, 5: Jenna Gregoire, 4: Courtney Diekema, 3: Mimi Tanski, 2: Scout Moran, 1: Mary Maginnis
Second Varsity Eight - GP Jeffries Cup
Cox: Jorie Sullivan, 8: Kelly Bauer , 7: Laura Savarese, 6: Eliza Flint, 5: Taylor Compton, 4: Nina Kosaric, 3: Meg Kehan, 2: Kirsten Van Fossen, 1: Christina McClintock