Meyer Earns First Place Among College Competitors at C.R.A.S.H.-B. Indoor Rowing Championships

Meyer, shown here at the Head of the Charles Oct. 21, 2012, starts his senior year on the men's lightweight crew March 30 against Delaware (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Many Harvard rowers competed at the C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints Indoor Rowing Championships February 17 at Boston University's Agganis Arena. Senior Austin Meyer was the top placing collegiate competitor in the lightweight men competition, while three other Harvard lightweight rowers finished in the top ten among college racers.

Meyer clocked in at 6:15.5, just 3.4 seconds behind Colin Etheridge of Malta Boat Club for the overall title. The Cohoes, N.Y., native earned a hammer for his efforts by finishing ahead of the rest of the college athletes in the field, including teammates Luke Farewell, Stuart Taylor and Sam Frum. Farewell was in eighth overall (6:24.3), Taylor tied for ninth (6:24.5) and Frum notched a 12th-place showing (6:26.0). Frum and Farewell are both part of the freshman lightweight crew at Harvard.

The Harvard men's lightweight crew opens up its spring schedule March 30 against Delaware on the Charles River.