Four Races Go To Harvard Lightweight Crew Versus Georgetown

Four Races Go To Harvard Lightweight Crew Versus Georgetown

Erich Schultze and Michael Paresky of Harvard's second varsity eight are pictured against Delaware March 30 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard lightweight crew's first varsity won by 14 seconds and the Crimson won three other races to sweep Georgetown Sunday in Princeton, N.J. Racing was quick with a 10-15 mile per hour tailwind and calmer waters at the start and finish compared to small white caps mid-course.

Harvard started the day with wins in the two freshman races. The freshman eight won by 12.8 seconds, finishing in 6:00.0 and the second freshman four cruised to a victory over Georgetown and another Harvard boat. The Crimson's first-place finishing four rowed the course in 7:13.9, easily topping Georgetown (7:25.7) and Harvard's 'B' group (7:28.7).

The Crimson's first varsity was the next to take to the water and notched its third win of the spring season. Harvard had the fastest time of the day, 5:47.9, for the 14-second gap over Georgetown.

The second varsity completed Harvard's sweep by winning with open water. The Crimson clocked in at 5:58.7 and Harvard's third varsity, which had a floating start, was in second during the race at 6:17.2. Georgetown's second varsity had a 6:23.7 time.

Harvard's next races will be next Saturday in Hanover, N.H., against Dartmouth and MIT. The Biglin Bowl will be on the line.

First Varsity
Harvard – 5:47.9
Georgetown – 6:01.9

Second Varsity
Harvard – 5:58.7
Harvard 3V – 6:17.2
Georgetown – 6:23.7

Second Freshmen Four
Harvard – 7:13.9
Georgetown – 7:25.7
Harvard – 7:28.7

Freshmen/Novice Eight
Harvard – 6:00.0
Georgetown – 6:12.8