Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Competes on the Charles this Weekend
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight rowing team hosts Princeton and Cornell Saturday, April 12 for the Class of 1975 Cup before racing against host Boston University and Northeastern Sunday, April 13. Saturday's event will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network, and fans can catch the V4A, 2V8 and V8 competitions, weather pending.
7:12 a.m. 3V8
7:36 a.m. V4B
8:00 a.m. V4A *
8:24 a.m. 2V8 *
8:48 a.m. V8 *
* indicates Ivy League Digital Network
7:40 a.m. 3V8
8:00 a.m. V4B
8:20 a.m. V4A
8:40 a.m. 2V8
9:00 a.m. V8
Ivy League Digital Network
For the first time ever, select Harvard-Radcliffe home races will be streamed in HD quality featuring a new graphics package and play-by-play commentary through the Ivy League Digital Network. Subscribers to the network can watch regattas both live and On-Demand on their computers, tablets or smart phones, and will have access to live and On-Demand content for all Harvard events throughout the duration of their subscription.
Class of 1975 Cup
The Class of '75 Cup was donated by five graduates of Princeton's class of 1975 and is given to the winner of the first varsity eight race between Cornell, Princeton and Radcliffe. The Tigers had won four-straight in the series before Radcliffe earned the cup last year.
In the Polls
Radcliffe sits at No. 13 in the latest NCAA rankings with 172 points. The Black and White opened the season at No. 11 polls. California owns the top spot, followed by Ohio State and Virginia.
In the Launch
In her 28th season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews in 2013-14, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 191-94 career dual record with 14 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish.
The then-No. 11 Radcliffe first varsity eight took home the Class of 1975 Cup a year ago by beating Princeton and Cornell. The Black and White also won the varsity fours race at the regatta. Radcliffe's top boat went neck-and-neck with Princeton in the marquee race of the day before coming away with a 2.2-second victory.
The Radcliffe varsity eight finished eighth overall at the NCAA Championships a season ago, leading the squad to an 11th-place showing. The second varsity placed fourth overall at the event.
No. 8 Princeton is coming off a split weekend last Saturday, picking up an Ivy League win over Columbia, but falling to No. 3 Virginia by three seconds. The Tigers also split its opening weekend, falling to Brown and defeating Michigan State. In her 18th hear at the helm of Princeton, Lori Dauphiny led the Tigers to an Ivy League championship and a third-place showing at NCAA's last year.
No. 19 Cornell was swept by No. 9 Yale a week ago on the Housatonic River. The varsity eight was slightly edged by the Bulldogs, as Yale finished one second ahead with a time of 6:06.2. Hilary Gehman, the Staley Head Coach of Women's Rowing, finished fourth a year ago at the Ivy League Championships.
Defeating URI and Buffalo last Saturday, Boston University dropped all four races against Syracuse and Minnesota in its last outing. The Terriers' V8 finished with a time of 7:33.1, well behind the Orange (7:15.1) and the Gophers (7:15.1). Head coach Stacey Rippetoe, in her sixth season with BU, graduated from Rutgers in 1997, where her team finished sixth at the inaugural NCAA Championship.
NU split with Penn and Syracuse in the Orange Challenge Cup last Saturday. The Orange nipped a charging Husky boat, while NU downed Penn by open water. Head coach Joe Wilhelm, in his 15th season, owns 100-plus regular season dual wins.
Harvard heads to South Carolina for the Clemson Invitational next weekend.