No. 7 Men’s Heavyweight Crew Takes Down No. 5 Princeton for Compton Cup

No. 7 Men’s Heavyweight Crew Takes Down No. 5 Princeton for Compton Cup

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The seventh-ranked Harvard men's heavyweight crew held off a late charge from No. 5 Princeton Saturday on the Charles River to capture the Compton Cup. 

Harvard brings home the Compton Cup for the second-straight year and has won 10 of the last 12 against its rival from New Jersey.

Condition early on the Charles featured a rising sun and temperatures ascending through the 40s. There was an east, northeast wind (tail) that fluctuated between five and 10 miles per hour, creating good racing conditions for the Compton Cup.

The varsity eight got out to an early lead on the Tigers, building up nearly a full boat length advantage in the first 1,000 meters. Princeton made a push with 700 meters to go, closing the gap to four seats, but Harvard responded to retake a sizeable lead and finished a full two seconds ahead at the finish with a time of 5:36.100.

Princeton was able to earn victory in the other four varsity eight races staged Saturday.

Harvard heads to Annapolis, Maryland next weekend to race against Navy and Penn for the Smith Cup. 

1V: Cole Durbin (Cox), Arthur Doyle (Stroke), David Ambler (7), Liam Corrigan (6), Lars Lorch (5), Alexander Richards (4), Conor Harrity (3), Sam Meijer (2), Sam Hardy (Bow)

2V: George Cozens (Cox), Dominic Glover (Stroke), Travis Taaffe (7), Joseph Johnson (6), Jack Kelley (5), James Clarke (4), Lucas Clarke (3), Daniel Bridgwater (2), Jack Luby (Bow)

3V: Jennifer Kunes (Cox), Ryan Rasmussen (Stroke), Andrew Morley (7), Nicholas Plaut (6), Andre Dempsey (5), David Fleming (4), Benjamin Strathmore (3), Curtis McLeod (2), Carter Dickinson (Bow)

4V: Nicolas Yan (Cox), Anthony Kenny (Stroke), Max Mezger (7), Samuel Monkley (6), Benjamin Cohen (5), Pieter Quinton (4), Andrew Haimovici (3), Jack Richards (2), Niels Laurberg (Bow) 

5V: Katherine Wang (Cox), Bryce Anderson (Stroke), Travis Anderson (7), David Orner (6), Alexander Green (5), Christopher Fenaroli (4), Zachary Keller (3), Henry Lynch (2), Marshall Sloane (Bow)

Varsity Eight
Harvard – 5:36.100
Princeton – 5:38.300 

Second Varsity Eight
Princeton – 5:39.880
Harvard – 5:48.434 

Third Varsity Eight
Princeton – 5:45.390
Harvard – 5:52.080 

Fourth Varsity Eight
Princeton – 5:45.588
Harvard – 5:47.330 

Fifth Varsity Eight
Princeton – 6:05.100
Harvard – 6:15.200