No. 2 Harvard Lights, No. 8 Dartmouth, No. 14 MIT Race for Biglin Bowl

No. 2 Harvard Lights, No. 8 Dartmouth, No. 14 MIT Race for Biglin Bowl

Warmer weather awaits the Crimson Saturday after Harvard battled the elements to defeat Delaware in its last competitive racing on the Charles.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The second-ranked Harvard lightweight crew rows against No. 8 Dartmouth and No. 14 MIT in five races Saturday morning on the Charles River, culminating with the 57th race for the Biglin Bowl.

The Course
The 2,000-meter course for Harvard and Radcliffe's home races begins in the Charles River Basin, roughly 100 meters upstream from the Longfellow Bridge and continues upstream until to the finish line just downstream of the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. Popular spectator viewing areas include the finish line in front of the Hyatt and the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue) at the course's midpoint.

Watch From Home
Free live video from all of the Harvard and Radcliffe crews' home races in 2011 will be streamed on, weather permitting. Click here and then choose the "Live Events" tab to view the live feed once racing is underway.

Harvard/Radcliffe Race Schedule
7:12 a.m. – Men's lightweight second freshman eight
7:24 a.m. – Women's heavyweight third varsity eight
7:48 a.m. – Men's lightweight third varsity eight
8 a.m. – Women's heavyweight varsity four B
8:12 a.m. – Men's lightweight freshman eight
8:36 a.m. – Women's heavyweight varsity four A
8:48 a.m. – Men's lightweight second varsity eight
9:12 a.m. – Women's heavyweight second varsity eight
9:24 a.m. – Men's lightweight varsity eight
9:48 a.m. – Women's heavyweight varsity eight
10:12 a.m. – Women's lightweight varsity eight
10:36 a.m. – Women's lightweight second varsity eight

Probable Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Angela Chang, 8: Matt O'Leary, 7: Austin Meyer, 6: Will Newell, 5: Erich Schultze, 4: Tim Moore, 3: Andrew Trott, 2: Jared Dourdevelle, 1: Tom Nesel

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Lizzy Maybank, 8: Florian Mayr, 7: Alex Newell, 6: Tyler Caldwell, 5: Nicholas Gates, 4: Stuart Taylor, 3: Sean Duncan, 2: Billy Hennrikus, 1: Ben Bayley

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Alex Saal, 8: Michael Paresky, 7: Gary Pellisier, 6: Matt Gibbons, 5: Jordan Cotton, 4: Craig Herron, 3: Martin Wallner, 2: Simon Maas, 1: Colin Rees

Freshman Eight
Cox: Shane Bouchard, 8: Michael Wales, 7: Andrew Campbell, 6: Peter Moot, 5: Joey Wall, 4: Cam Heron, 3: Zachary Connerton, 2: Alexander DeLaney, 1: Michael Zamora

Second Freshman Eight
Cox: Martin Cseh, 8: Benjamin Hughes, 7: Jamie Ashton, 6: Kevin Hernandez, 5: Luis Gallardo, 4: James Carey, 3: Steven Soto, 2: James Ondaatje, 1: Yoan N'Komba

Last Weekend
Harvard (4-0) traveled south to race Saturday and Sunday. The weekend began with a five-race sweep of No. 10 Penn, including an 8.7-second win in the varsity eight. No. 3 Cornell was scheduled to compete as well but did not make the trip to Philadelphia and forfeited the races.

The first and second varsities each added another win Sunday, as the Crimson raced No. 5 Georgetown on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J. The Harvard varsity eight won by 3.6 seconds, while the second varsity posted a 13.1-second victory.

Last Season
The Crimson swept four races from the Engineers and host Big Green last season on the Connecticut River. Harvard's varsity eight posted a winning time of 5:47.0, 3.7 seconds ahead of Dartmouth and 10.4 ahead of MIT.

History Lesson
Harvard has won the Biglin Bowl in each of the last two seasons and 47 times overall. MIT won the inaugural race and has captured the trophy four other times since, most recently in 1983. Dartmouth has four titles, including two in the last five years (2006, '08).

Scouting the Opposition
This is only the second race day of the spring for Dartmouth (1-0). The Big Green opened last weekend against Delaware. Dartmouth's varsity eight downed the Blue Hens by nine seconds and also got victories from its second varsity eight and freshman four. Delaware edged the Big Green by three-tenths of a second in the freshman eight.

MIT (0-4) is seeking its first dual win. Its four previous opponents (Navy, Princeton, Georgetown and Yale) are ranked in the top six nationally.