CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The second-ranked Harvard men's heavyweight crew started its spring slate off in victorious fashion, winning all four races on the Charles River against No. 10 Cornell and No. 15 George Washington.
The heavyweight men were the first on the water Saturday morning on a busy day of racing that featured all four Harvard-Radcliffe crews in action. The morning racing featured temperatures around 40 degrees and winds at 10 mph to the northwest. Conditions on the water were slightly choppy.
The varsity eight culminated the racing for the heavyweights and they did not disappoint for the fans in attendance on the sunny morning. Breaking away from its counterpoint from Ithaca, New York, Harvard clocked in at 6:04.686 in its first official competition of the season, besting the Big Red by 10 seconds.
The Crimson's second and third varsity eights provided a precursor to that result, as both notched wins over Cornell and GW. The second varsity completed its first race of the season in 6:14.269, edging Cornell by just under six seconds. The third varsity created extra separation from its competition and won by a 12.3-second margin in a time of 6:14.3. The fourth varsity eight capped the day with a 10-second win over the Big Red.
5V: Katherine Wang (coxswain), Bryce Anderson (stroke), Travis Anderson (7), David Orner (6), Alexander Green (5), Marshall Sloane (4), Zachary Keller (3), Randle Steinbeck (2), Andrew Haimovici (bow)
1. Harvard – 6:04.686
2. Cornell – 6:14.983
3. George Washington – 6:19.445
1. Harvard – 6:14.269
2. Cornell – 6:20.421
3. George Washington – 6:31.207
1. Harvard – 6:14.3
2. Cornell – 6:26.6
3. George Washington – 6:31.9
1. Harvard4V – 6:26.0
2. Cornell – 6:36.2
3. Harvard5V – 7:01.0
Harvard heads to Providence, Saturday, April 7 to take on Brown for the Stein Cup.