No. 6 Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Concludes Competition at Knecht Cup

No. 6 Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Concludes Competition at Knecht Cup

PRINCETON, N.J.  – Despite weather forcing the racing of the two-day Knecht Cup to a single day of busy racing Saturday on Mercer Lake in West Windsor Township, New Jersey, the No. 6 Radcliffe women's lightweight crew was able to reach the grand final of three events and the final of two more against some of the best competition in the country.

The Black and White's varsity eight reached the grand final after posting the third-fastest time in the first heat of the event. In the grand final late in the afternoon, Radcliffe placed sixth at 6:48.59, 10 ticks off first-place Penn. 

In the lightweight eight grand final, the Radcliffe crew posted a mark of 6:50.24, good for fifth. The Boston University A boat took first.

Radcliffe's varsity four placed second in its heat and then claimed third in the semifinals to advance to the grand final. The Black and White took sixth in that race with Penn earning the win. The Black and White's lightweight posted a matching sixth-place finish in the petite final of its event. The second varsity four collected another sixth-place showing in its final, as Temple won the event.

Radcliffe's top finish came in the novice four event. After winning its heat, the Black and White grabbed the runner-up spot behind Boston University by four seconds. 

A quad race and a singles race were also held with Radcliffe garnering the victory in each of those races. 

BOATINGS & RESULTS
Varsity Eight & Lightweight Eight – McKenzie Parks (Cox), Alanah Anderson (Stroke), Olivia Farrar (7), Samantha Shao (6), Maria Boyle (5), Brigid Kennedy (4), Claire Albert (3), Julia Baumel (2), Tessa Buchan (Bow)

Varsity Eight Grand Final
Penn – 6:38.1
Boston College – 6:45.56
Boston Univ. LWT – 6:46.29
Wisconsin LWT – 6:46.52
Temple – 6:47.09
Radcliffe LWT – 6:48.59
George Washington – 6:49.14

Heat 1
Penn – 6:36.00
Wisconsin LWT – 6:37.77
Radcliffe LWT – 6:40.34
Kansas – 6:43.65
UConn – 6:46.45
New Hampshire – 6:58.72
Jefferson – 7:01.00

Lightweight Eight Grand Final
Boston Univ. A – 6:40.70
Georgetown A – 6:42.83
Princeton – 6:43.91
Wisconsin A – 6:44.76
Radcliffe – 6:50.24
MIT A – 6:56.54
Wisconsin B – 7:02.09

Heat 1
Boston Univ. A – 6:43.05
Wisconsin A – 6:44.19
Radcliffe – 6:46.75
Boston Univ. B – 7:06.60
Georgetown B – 7:12.74
MIT C – 8:10.25 

Varsity Four and Lightweight Four – Electra Lang (cox), Abigail Koerner (Stroke), Mykayla Sandler (3), Julia Davis (2), Gina Cusing (Bow)

Varsity Four Grand Final

Penn – 7:38.04
Boston College – 7:39.71
Temple – 7:42.63
Miami – 7:49.16
UMass – 7:58.60
Radcliffe LWT – 7:58.67

Varsity Four Semifinal 2
Temple – 7:39.14
Boston College – 7:44.81
Radcliffe LWT – 7:49.17
George Washington – 7:50.48
Kansas – 7:51.84
UConn – 8:02.39 

Varsity Four Heat 1
Penn – 7:41.99
Radcliffe LWT – 7:49.90
Kansas – 7:51.81
George Washington – 7:56.64
Duquesne – 8:06.98
Holy Cross – 8:11.38

Lightweight Four Petite Final
MIT A – 7:48.45
MIT B – 7:55.56
Princeton B – 7:58.29
Penn State – 8:06.81
Princeton C – 8:13.86
Radcliffe – 8:18.17

Lightweight Four Heat 1
Wisconsin B – 7:49.37
Boston Univ. A – 7:51.37
MIT B – 7:53.77
MIT A – 7:55.83
Radcliffe – 8:06.38

Lightweight Four Heat 2
Wisconsin A – 7:36.81
Georgetown B – 7:45.97
Radcliffe – 8:00.96
Penn State – 8:21.78
TCNJ – 8:29.53

Second Varsity Four and Lightweight Four – Claire Burch/Juliet Pesner (Cox), Molly Lesser (Stroke), Elizabeth Bernstein (3), Marissa Saenger (2), Gretchen Dougherty (Bow)

Second Varsity Four Final
Temple A – 7:43.16
Kansas – 7:43.21
Penn – 7:50.97
Boston College – 7:53.49
UMass A – 8:00.84
Radcliffe LWT – 8:02.07
UConn – 8:03.37 

Second Varsity Four Heat 1
Kansas – 7:47.84
UMass A – 8:03.97
Radcliffe LWT – 8:14.84
Temple B – 8:14.97
Manhattan – 8:31.36
Jefferson – 8:33.43

Novice Four – Krista Anderson (Cox), Andie Turner (Stroke), Zizi Kendall (3), Molly Sacks (2), Mackenzie Smith (Bow) 

Novice Four Final
Boston Univ. LWT – 7:59.39
Radcliffe LWT – 8:03.66
Carnegie Mellon – 8:05.09
Jefferson – 8:23.94
Rhode Island – 8:37.04
Duquesne – 8:48.12
Manhattan – 8:51.86 

Novice Four Heat 1
Radcliffe HWT – 8:10.46
Jefferson – 8:21.37
Duquesne – 8:41.52
Rhode Island – 8:46.18
Penn State A – 8:59.91
TCNJ – 9:47.10 

Women's Single
Radcliffe – 8:19.41
UMass A – 8:24.31
Rhode Island – 9:10.06
Wichita State A – 9:23.53
Boston Univ. LWT – 9:27.17 

Women's Varsity Quad
Radcliffe LWT – 8:13.11
Gordon – 9:14.70 

UP NEXT
Radcliffe returns to the Charles River April 21, rowing against MIT and Boston University for the Muri Cup and Beanpot.