Weekend Brings No. 12 Yale, Beanpot Foes to Charles to Face No. 7 Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew
Harvard's first varsity won by 7.4 seconds last Sunday against Syracuse and Dartmouth (photo courtesy of Syracuse).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 7 Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight crew will race against No. 12 Yale and Northeastern on Saturday, before taking part in the Beanpot regatta on Sunday. All of the racing will be done on the Charles River.
Saturday | Northeastern and Yale
7:24 a.m. – Varsity Four 'B'
8:12 a.m. – Third Varsity
8:36 a.m. – Four 'A'
9:24 a.m. – Second Varsity
9:48 a.m. – First Varsity
Sunday | BU, BC, Northeastern, MIT and Holy Cross
8:00 a.m. – Varsity Four 'B'
8:20 a.m. – Varsity Four 'A'
8:40 a.m. – Third Varsity
9:00 a.m. – Second Varsity
9:20 a.m. – First Varsity
Coxswain: Greer Rosenbaum; 8: Michelle Pearson; 7: Elizabeth Fitzhenry; 6: Courtney Diekema; 5: Jenna Gregoire; 4:Frederika Archibald; 3: Mimi Tanski; 2: Jessica Mealia; 1: Mary Maginnis
Coxswain: Jenny Wong; 8: Celia Kohl; 7: Scout Moran; 6: Deva Steketee; 5: Laura Savarese; 4:Katie Wilcox; 3: Susannah Maybank; 2: Eliza Flint; 1: Taylor Compton
Coxswain: Diana Chen; 8: Nina Kosaric; 7: Maddy Berg; 6: Morgan Keefe; 5: Erin Slatery; 4: Genevieve Mulligan; 3: Sofia Jonas; 2: Shauna Stewart; 1: Caitlin Fai
Varsity Four 'A'
Coxswain: Jorie Sullivan; 4: Rosemary Grinalds; 3: Mary Carmack; 2: Kelly Whelan; 1: Maura Church
Varsity Four 'B'
Coxswain: Victoria Lellis; 4: Kelly Bauer; 3: Laura Bleeke; 2: Lauren Tracey; 1: Marisa D'Orsogna
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
On Saturday, the Radcliffe heavyweights will be wearing green wristbands and socks to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The apparel will honor Haley Strutt, a friend of Radcliffe co-captain Jessica Mealia. Strutt was diagnosed with lymphoma this past December, prompting Mealia to organize the Black and White's participation this weekend in her honor. Any donations to the cause can be made here: https://donate.lls.org/ECommerce/donatetolls.action
Watch at Home (Video Portal)
Harvard Athletics will offer free live video streams of each of the Harvard and Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew's regattas this weekend on the Charles River. The live production, which can be accessed here, begins at 8:00 a.m. will feature each of the first varsity races, as well as two other competitions.
8:00 a.m. – Harvard 1F
8:36 a.m. – Radcliffe V4A
9:12 a.m. – Harvard 1V
9:48 a.m. – Radcliffe 1V
In addition to Harvard's stream on Saturday, Northeastern will produce free live video on Sunday. Northeastern's video portal can be found here.
Last Time Out
The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew won all five races against Syracuse and Dartmouth on Onondaga Lake April 21. The racing, which was postponed from Saturday due to the lockdown of Boston, included a Black and White win in the first varsity race to retain the O'Leary Cup. The first varsity's O'Leary Cup, named in honor of Radcliffe head coach Liz O'Leary, stayed with the Black and White for the second straight year and ninth time overall in 14 contests after Radcliffe's 7.4-second win.
Related Link: Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Sweeps Syracuse, Dartmouth; Varsity Eight Keeps O'Leary Cup
In the Rankings
Harvard-Radcliffe moved up one spot to No. 7 in the most recent CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells after its win last weekend. The Black and White is one spot behind No. 6 Princeton, the highest placing Ivy League crew, although Radcliffe is No. 1 in the first edition of the Ivy League women's poll released April 23.
Related Link: Complete CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll
Related Link: Complete Ivy League Women's Poll
About No. 12 Yale
The Black and White's first varsity come into the weekend ranked higher than any of its opponents, although Yale is close behind Radcliffe at No. 12 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll. The Bulldogs' varsity eight is No. 5 in the Ivy League poll and its second varsity is No. 4, two spots behind Radcliffe.
The annual Beanpot regatta was originally scheduled for March 23, but the threat of cold temperatures and high winds forced the crews to move the outing to Sunday. This weekend, Radcliffe's first varsity will look for a first-place finish in the Beanpot for the sixth time in the last seven years.
Hardware on the Line
Harvard-Radcliffe will race for four trophies this weekend. On Saturday, the Case Cup will be on the line against Yale and on Sunday the Black and White will attempt to secure the Beanpot Trophy, the Rowlands Trophy (Radcliffe vs. Northeastern) and the Allen-DeWolfe Trophy (Radcliffe vs. Boston University).
Harvard travels to Columbus, Ohio to see Ohio State before the Ivy League Championships in Camden, N.J., May 19 and the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., May 31.