CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Radcliffe lightweight crew opens the 2013 spring season against local rivals MIT and BU in the Beanpot Regatta.
9:00 a.m. – Varsity Eight vs. MIT, BU
9:20 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight vs. MIT
9:40 a.m. – Novice Four vs. MIT
Varsity Eight at 9 a.m. vs. MIT, BU
Bow: Emma Framson; 2: Claire Harmange; 3: Taylor Garden; 4: Naomi Lang;5: Katherine Mallett; 6: Emma Lukasiewicz; 7: Adelaide Backer; Stroke: Elizabeth Lenczowski; Cox: Erin Driscoll
Second Varsity Eight at 9:20 a.m. vs. MIT
Bow Christine Hughes; 2: Ronit Malka; 3: Erika McCormick; 4: Veronique Irwin;5: Olivia Henry; 6: Gabrielle McNeill; 7: Elizabeth Maceachern; Stroke: Andrea LinaresCox: Kyla Adler-MacDonald
Novice Four at 9:40 a.m. vs. MIT
Bow: Jenai Akina; 2: Cybèle Greenberg; 3: Rebecca Curran; Stroke: Nicole GoldenCox: Gabrielle Giugliano
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In the Fall
The Black and White highlighted a successful fall season with its first Head of the Charles victory in program history. Radcliffe completed the three-mile course winding through Boston and Cambridge in 16:58.83 to best the Wisconsin by over two seconds. The Badger's 17:01.29 finish was good for second and well ahead of crews from Stanford (17:36.09), Princeton (17:49.39) and MIT (17:50.81) in the regatta's final event. It was the eighth overall win at the HOCR for Radcliffe and the 42nd for Harvard.
The Radcliffe lightweight varsity eight captured its first national medal since 2006 by taking bronze with its third-place finish in the grand final at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championships. The Black and White entered the regatta ranked fourth, the same spot in which it had finished in each of the previous three and four of the previous five IRA regattas. This time around, however, Radcliffe beat out top-ranked Wisconsin, winner of five of the last eight IRA titles, for the bronze. Stanford won the national title, while Bucknell placed second. Radcliffe placed fourth in the varsity four grand final.
Head coach Michiel Bartman talked about his expectations for the 2013 season.
In the Launch
Olympic champion, three-time Olympic medalist and 16-year coaching veteran Michiel Bartman begins his second spring guiding the Radcliffe lightweights. Bartman guided the Black and White to a third-place finish at the IRA regatta last season.
Boston University will be competing for the first time as varsity program when it takes to the Charles against MIT and Harvard in the varsity eight race at 9 a.m.
Radcliffe travels to the nation's capital to face Georgetown April 6 with the Class of 2004 Cup on the line.