Top-Ranked Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Heads to No. 3 Princeton
Black and White continue competitive gauntlet with Ivy League foe Princeton.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After besting a top-10 field at the Lightweight Invitational, No. 1 Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew continues its competitive regular season slate with a trip to No. 3 Princeton Saturday. Racing will begin at 10:20 a.m. on Lake Carnegie, with the varsity eight competing for the Class of 1999 Cup, and can be watched live here.
10:20 a.m. - V4+
10:40 a.m. - 2V8
11:00 a.m. - V8, Class of 1999 Cup
Coxswain: Erin Driscoll; Stroke: Naomi Lang; 7: Addie Backer; 6: Elizabeth Pate; 5: Gabrielle McNeill; 4: Claire Harmange; 3: Katherine Mallett; 2: Elizabeth Lenczowski; 1: Olivia Henry
Coxswain: Gabriella Giugliano; Stroke: Andrea Linares; 7: Serena Blacklow; 6: Devi Lockwood; 5: Taylor Garden; 4: Elizabeth MacEachern; 3: Ruby Emberling; 2: Geraldine Jowett; 1: Katherine Fair
Crack the Champagne
Radcliffe debuted its newest boat last weekend, the Edith Blue, donated by Edith Cooper '83, the Managing Director, Global Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs.
Last Time Out
Radcliffe swept MIT for its fourth-straight Muri Cup last Sunday, a day after besting the field at the Lightweight Invitational, including an upset of No. 1 Stanford. A strong move in the middle 1000 pushed the Black and White to open water wins over Stanford, No. 4 BU, No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 7 MIT.
In the Polls
The Black and White unseated Stanford to move into the No. 1 position in this week's USRowing poll. Radcliffe owns 160 points, eight ahead of the Cardinal. Princeton (142 points) ranks third, followed by Wisconsin and BU.
No. 3 Princeton topped Georgetown by open water to retain the Class of 2006 Cup last Saturday. In his 11th year with the Tigers, head coach Paul Rassam led Princeton to a fifth-place showing at last season's IRA National Championships.
The Class of 1999 Cup
Since the Class of 1999 Cup began in 2006, Princeton has won five of the seven races, although Radcliffe earned a victory in the last meeting in 2012 by just over three seconds. The two teams have split the last four events in the series.
In the Launch
A successful rowing coach at multiple levels, Elizabeth "Lou" Berl begins her first season with the Radcliffe lights in 2014. Formerly the head coach at her alma mater Trinity College, Berl also has stops with Virginia and Ohio State.
Radcliffe upped its bronze medal performance from 2012 with a second-place finish a season ago at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championships. The Black and White was clipped by Stanford in the grand final. The lightweight four also crossed second, edged out by Wisconsin.
The Black and White heads to EAWRC Championships Sunday, May 4 in Camden, N.J.