No. 1 Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight Crew to Row for Boston Saturday against MIT
Radcliffe's first varsity rows in the Beanpot March 30 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew, which features the No. 1 ranked varsity eight, will row against MIT Saturday on the Charles River. Both teams will wear special "Row for Boston" shirts designed by Radcliffe's Corinne Wee to support Boston Children's Hospital after the recent tragedy's surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings.
10:00 a.m. – First Varsity
10:12 a.m. – First Novice
10:24 a.m. – Second Varsity/Third Varsity
Bow: Emma Framson; 2: Claire Harmange; 3:Taylor Garden; 4: Naomi Lang; 5: Katherine Mallett; 6: Emma Lukasiewicz; 7: Adelaide Backer; Stroke: Elizabeth Lenczowski; Coxswain:Erin Driscoll
Bow: Christine Hughes; 2: Ronit Malka;3: Erika McCormick; 4: Veronique Irwin; 5: Elizabeth MacEachern; 6: Gabrielle McNeill; 7: Elizabeth Hamilton; Stroke: Andrea Linares; Coxswain: Kyla Adler-McDonald
Bow: Devi Lockwood; 2: Tiffany Fonseca; 3: Katherine Fair; 4: Nicole Golden; 5: Geraldine Jowett; 6: Corinne Wee; 7: Olivia Henry; Stroke: Elizabeth Wang; Coxswain: Elissa Lin
Bow: Teresa Oszkinis; 2: Cybele Greenberg; 3: Rebecca Curran; Stroke: Niamh Durfee; Coxswain: Gabriella Giugliano
Bow: Christine Hu; 2: Karoline Xu; 3: Laura Ottinger ; 4: Jenai Akina; Coxswain: Samantha Guhan
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We're No. 1
The Black and White sit at No. 1 in the most recent USRowing Collegiate Poll after outpacing then-No. 1 and defending national champion Stanford on the Charles River last weekend. The Cardinal fell to No. 2 this week and Princeton is at No. 3.
Related Link: Complete USRowing Collegiate Polls
Radcliffe and MIT, along with crews from Boston University, Boston College, Holy Cross and Northeastern, will wear "Row for Boston" shirts to support the Boston Children's Hospital after the Boston Marathon bombings. Radcliffe's Corinne Wee designed the shirts, which can be purchased at bostonstrong.boathousegear.com until May 6.
Related Link: Row for Boston Bonds Rowing Community in Support of Boston Children's Hospital
Last Time Out
The top three collegiate lightweight crews took to the Charles River April 21 and the No. 2-ranked Harvard-Radcliffe varsity eight emerged as the strongest of the day. The Black and White won with open water on No. 1 Stanford, the reigning national champions, No. 3 Princeton and No. 10 Boston University during the Charles River Lightweight Invite. Radcliffe also won the second varsity event on the windy Charles.
Related Link: Reigning National Champions Stanford Falls to Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight Crew
Muri Cup (Year-by-Year Results)
The Black and White defeated MIT for the Muri Cup last year, increasing its cup series lead to 3-0. The trophy is named for Harvard men's lightweight freshman coach and former MIT standout Linda Muri.
Radcliffe will travel to Camden, N.J., May 5 for Eastern Sprints and Sacramento, Calif., May 30 for the IRA National Championships. The No. 1 ranked first varsity eight will be looking for the first national title in program history at IRAs.