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No. 19 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Visits No. 5 Brown in Dual Opener

Radcliffe 's third varsity eight and varsity fours will see their first action of the spring (photo courtesy David Silverman).

The Radcliffe heavyweight crew takes part in its first dual regatta of the spring as it visits Brown Saturday morning on the Seekonk River.

Racing Schedule
11:00 a.m. – Third Varsity Eight
11:20 a.m. – Varsity Fours
11:40 a.m. – Second Varsity Eight
Noon – Varsity Eight

Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox: Jill Carlson, 8: Olivia Coffey, 7: Laura Huppert, 6: Meg Kehan, 5: Jessica Flakne, 4: Michelle Pearson, 3: Christine Baugh, 2: Kate Morris, 1: Rachel Knaster

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Amanda Deutsch, 8: Mary Maginnis, 7: Michaela Pewarski, 6: Celia Kohl, 5: Tara Larson, 4: Katie O'Hanlon, 3: Ariel Delgado, 2: Molly Tarrant, 1: Liz Soutter

Varsity Four A
Cox: Rachel Rauh, 4: Jennie Peterson 3: Jess Mealia, 2: Kirsten Van Fossen, 1: Scout Moran

Varsity Four B
Cox: Andrea Rickey, 4: Eleanor Conover, 3: Laura Savarese, 2: Meg Johnson, 1: Lucy Chen

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Joselyn Lai, 8: Mary Miller, 7: Margo Leger, 6: Mary Jackson, 5: Marisa D'Orsogna, 4: Molly Griffin, 3: Sophie Bearman, 2: Alex Kushner, 1: Christina McClintock

In the National Rankings
Radcliffe is ranked 19th in this week’s Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing national poll. Brown is fifth.

Last Time Out
The Black and White reached the finals of both events it entered as it raced against some of the nation’s top crews at the season-opening San Diego Crew Classic last weekend. Radcliffe placed fifth in the varsity eight and sixth in the second varsity eight.

History Lesson
Last season’s head-to-head meeting between then-No. 10 Radcliffe and No. 9 Brown was moved upstream and run as an untimed head-style race, due to poor conditions on the Charles River basin caused by inclement weather. The Black and White varsity eight finished four seconds ahead of the Bears in the EAWRC Sprints grand final, while the varsity four B was seven seconds ahead of Brown at Sprints. Three Brown boats finished ahead of Radcliffe boats in Sprints finals.

Radcliffe and Brown have split their last four varsity dual meetings, with the Bears winning by four seats in 2008.

Scouting the Bears
Brown (2-1) won three of its five races last weekend against Princeton and Ohio State. The Tigers won the varsity eight, however, beating the second-place Bears by three seconds. Brown opened the season with a four-race sweep of Rhode Island, with the varsity eight cruising to a 16-second victory.

On the Horizon
The Black and White hits the road yet again for its first cup racing of the spring. Radcliffe takes on Cornell and Princeton for the Class of 1975 Trophy on Cayuga Lake in Ithaca, N.Y.