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No. 4 Men’s Lightweight Crew Tallies Trio of Top-Three Heat Finishes on Day One of IRAs

No. 4 Men’s Lightweight Crew Tallies Trio of Top-Three Heat Finishes on Day One of IRAs

PRINCETON, N.J. – Finding success on day one of the 2018 IRA National Championships, No. 4 Harvard men's lightweight crew posted top-three heat results in all three opening races.

The varsity eight crossed the line with a time of 5:51.710, taking second in the heat just behind Columbia, but ahead of Navy and Mercyhurst. Harvard advanced to the grand final on Sunday at 11:40 a.m.

The varsity four rowed to a third-place finish, but with the fifth-fastest overall time of the day at 6:37.802, less than half a second behind Princeton and Yale. The group will row in the finals at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday.

Stopping the clock at 6:24.541, the coxless four took second in its heat, trailing only Princeton. The group edged out Penn and Yale for runner-up honors, and will race in the grand final Sunday at 8:20 a.m.

The team returns to action Sunday, with the regatta set for broadcast on YouTube.

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