CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 5 Harvard men's heavyweight crew heads to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester on Sunday aiming to capture the Rowe Cup and an Ivy League title at the Eastern Sprints Championships.
Information on seedings, live results and related content regarding Eastern Sprints is available HERE.
8:10 a.m. - Fourth Varsity Eight Heat
9 a.m. - Third Varsity Eight Heat
9:36 a.m. - First Varsity Eight Heat
10:36 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight Heat
1 p.m. - Fifth Varsity Eight Grand Final
Full schedule available HERE.
5V: Katherine Wang (Cox), Travis Anderson (Stroke), Bryce Anderson (7), Zachary Keller (6), Christopher Fenaroli (5), Marshall Sloane II (4), Henry Lynch (3), Andrew Haimovici (2), David Orner (Bow)
LAST TIME OUT
The Crimson closed out the dual season with a hairline victory over Northeastern on April 28. Racing back-and-forth on the Charles River, Harvard used a late surge to top its crosstown rival by 0.5 seconds. Harvard's third varsity also defeated the Huskies.
SCOUTING THE FIELD
Harvard's first and third varsity eights are seeded third with Yale topping both of those rankings. Harvard second varsity eight is slotted fourth with Northeastern atop that field. The Crimson fourth varsity sits second behind only Princeton, while the fifth varsity is ranked sixth.
Harvard's varsity eight placed second in the grand final by less than a second to Yale a year ago. Harvard's third and fourth varsity eights both posted victories.
HARRY PARKER CUP
Starting in 2014, the winner of the varsity eight race at Eastern Sprints is awarded the Harry Parker Cup, a trophy picked out by the legendary Harvard coach and donated by the Friends of Harvard and Radcliffe Rowing. Fittingly, the Crimson took home the inaugural Harry Parker Cup.
ROWE CUP TITLE (34) - 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Harvard has swept the three major heavyweight divisions at Eastern Sprints six times (1945, '65, '85, '90, 2004, '11). Only four other times has one school swept all three races: 1952 (Navy), '79 (Yale), '94 (Brown) and 2009 (Brown). Harvard has won two of the three races on 16 occasions. The Crimson has advanced to the varsity grand final in 67 of the 71 years racing at Sprints. Harvard has won five of the six major events six times.
IN THE POLLS
Harvard has moved back into the No. 4 national ranking this week, the position it began the season.
Harvard will head to Mercer Lake, New Jersey June 1 to compete in the IRA National Championships.