Radcliffe Lightweights Fifth, Heavyweights 13th at Head of the Charles

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-The Radcliffe lightweight varsity eight earned a top-five finish at the 45th Head of the Charles Regatta while the top Black and White heavyweight entry placed 13th, rowing through an unusual mid-October snowfall Sunday on the Charles River.

The Black and White lightweights finished fifth in the lightweight women's eights event with a time of 18:26.343. Radcliffe placed third among collegiate varsity crews, trailing only winner Wisconsin and third-place Georgetown, more than two seconds ahead of rival Princeton. The Tigers reached the Cambridge Boat Club two seconds quicker than the Black and White, but Radcliffe finished strong, gaining four seconds on Princeton in less than three minutes of rowing. The Black and White second varsity eight finished in 19:01.044 for 11th place in the 14-boat field. That boat missed the top 10 by less than a second, as McGill crossed the line in 19:00.857.

Radcliffe's top two heavyweight boats competed in the championship women's eights Sunday afternoon. The varsity eight crossed the finish line in 17:24.968 to take 13th in a field of 32 entries. ASR Neureus won the race, while Radcliffe took ninth among collegiate varsities. Radcliffe cup rivals Northeastern and Dartmouth had faster times to the Riverside Boat Club than the Black and White, but the Radcliffe varsity picked up the pace by the time it reached Weld Boathouse and went on to finish nearly three seconds ahead of the 14th-place Huskies and 25 ahead of the 18th-place Big Green.

The Radcliffe second varsity eight also competed in the championship eights, placing 22nd in 17:56.641. The Black and White also had an entry in Saturday's club eights event. Radcliffe took ninth place of 41 competing crews in that event in 18:04.887. Radcliffe lightweight coaching assistant Carrie Morelock '07 won the club singles event Saturday, finishing more than 13 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor in 21:17.144. Anne Browning '00, representing the Radcliffe Association of Rowing Alumnae, placed third in the master singles Sunday.

A number of other Radcliffe alumnae also competed in the world's largest two-day regatta. The Radcliffe Association of Rowing Alumnae boat of Michele Levin '01, Caryn Davies '04, Julia Senior '09, Laura Nicholson '09, Andrea Stover '00, Michelle Guerette '02, Sarah Psutka '03, Gretchen Salyer '05 and Erin Barringer '05 had the alumni eights' fastest Riverside split and the third-fastest time of 17:51.520 but finished sixth following a penalty. The boat of Jessica Berger '08, Anne Conlin '07, Lesley Burkett '07, Lucy Danziger '82, Lindsey Morse '05, Summer Liston '98, Nelia Newell '79, Chris Doyle '85 and Jessica Zofnass '08 placed 28th in the club eights.

Lightweight Varsity Eight
Cox: Jana Douglas
8: Grace Hollowell
7: Amanda Pfabe
6: Lizzy Bates
5: Natalie Wong
4: Marissa Reichel
3: Kelly McCarthy
2: Erika McCormick
1: Veronique Irwin

Lightweight Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Maryana Vrubel
8: Wynne Evans
7: Vicky Koski-Karell
6: lauren Brown
5: Liz Hamilton
4: Emma Lukasiewicz
3: Leah Schwartz
2: Charlotte Lane
1: Medha Khandelwal

Heavyweight Varsity Eight
Cox: Rachel Rauh
8: Olivia Coffey
7: Laura Huppert
6: Celia Kohl
5: Christine Baugh
4: Shelley Pearson
3: Tara Larson
2: Kate Morris
1: Jessica Flakne

Heavyweight Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Jill Carlson
8: Mary Maginnis
7: Michaela Pewarski
6: Jennie Peterson
5: Ariel Delgado
4: Katie O'Hanlon
3: Liz Soutter
2: Carolyn Talley
1: Rachel Knaster

Heavyweight Club Eight
Cox: Amanda Deutsch
8: Molly Tarrant
7: Anna Kamerow
6: Kirsten Van Fossen
5: Marisa D'Orsogna
4: Eleanor Conover
3: Scout Moran
2: Meg Kehan
1: Mary Miller