No. 4 Radcliffe Lightweight Varsity Falls to Stanford; 2V Wins

The Radcliffe second varsity eight defeated the visiting crew for the third straight regatta (photo courtesy Jacquie Labatt).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The fourth-ranked Radcliffe lightweight crew split a pair of races with No. 2 Stanford Saturday morning on the Charles River, as the Cardinal won the varsity eight race and the Black and White took the second varsity.

Stanford's varsity eight (3-1) pulled away from Radcliffe to finish in 6:42.7, while the Black and White (2-1) crossed the line in 6:54.4.

In the second varsity, Radcliffe took a two-seat lead off the start and increased the margin to four seats after 500 meters, eight after 1,000 and open water after 1,500. The Black and White finished in 7:00.5, 7.5 seconds ahead of the Cardinal. Radcliffe's novice eight also raced, placing third.

“The conditions were very challenging, and the second varsity handled themselves with good composure,” said head coach Heather Cartwright, whose crews battled cold temperatures, wind, rain and choppy water. “They had good length through the water and I was pleased with their result.”

Varsity Eight
Stanford 6:42.7
Radcliffe 6:54.4

Second Varsity/Novice Eights
Radcliffe Second Varsity Eight 7:00.5
Stanford 7:08.0
Radcliffe Novice Eight 7:28.6

Radcliffe Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Maryana Vrubel, 8: Marissa Reichel, 7: Natalie Wong, 6: Lizzy Bates, 5: Kelly McCarthy, 4: Emma Lukasiewicz, 3: Elizabeth Hamilton, 2: Erika McCormick, 1: Amanda Pfabe

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Jana Douglas, 8: Grace Hollowell, 7: Charlotte Lane, 6: Lauren Brown, 5: Veronique Irwin, 4: Wynne Evans, 3: Medha Khandelwal, 2: Emily Boyd Walker, 1: Laurel Gabard-Durnam

Novice Eight
Cox: Kyla Adler-McDonald, 8: Erin Flynn, 7: Juliana Stone, 6: Corinne Wee, 5: Anna Mapes, 4: Kathryn Stephens, 3: Andrea Henricks, 2: Kathleen Goodwin, 1: Emiko Zumbro