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Tulsa Up First on 2011 Radcliffe Heavyweight Schedule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Radcliffe heavyweight crew hosts Tulsa for three races in Saturday morning's season-opening regatta on the Charles River.

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
Saturday's racing marks the debut of video streaming for Harvard and Radcliffe's home races. All of the crews' home races in 2011 are scheduled to be streamed on GoCrimson.com, weather permitting. Click here and then choose the "Live Events" tab to view the live feed once racing is underway.

Saturday's Harvard/Radcliffe Schedule
8 a.m. – Radcliffe heavyweight varsity four
8:24 a.m. – Radcliffe heavyweight second varsity eight
8:48 a.m. – Radcliffe heavyweight varsity eight
9 a.m. – Harvard lightweight varsity eight
9:12 a.m. – Radcliffe lightweight varsity four (first varsity)
9:24 a.m. – Harvard lightweight second varsity eight
9:36 a.m. – Radcliffe lightweight second varsity eight
9:48 a.m. – Harvard lightweight freshman eight
10 a.m. – Harvard lightweight third varsity eight
10:12 a.m. – Harvard lightweight freshman four

Lineups
Varsity Eight
Cox:  Jill Carlson, 8: Olivia Coffey, 7: Michelle Pearson, 6: Katie Wilcox, 5: Liz Soutter, 4: Celia Kohl, 3: Scout Moran, 2: Mary Maginnis, 1: Christina McClintock

Second Varsity Eight
Cox: Rachel Rauh, 8: Kirsten van Fossen, 7: Tara Larson, 6: Deva Steketee, 5: Miruna Ioan, 4: Anne Carroll Ingersoll, 3: Jess Mealia, 2: Meg Kehan, 1: Jessica Flakne

Third Varsity Eight
Cox: Jorie Sullivan, 8: Maura Church, 7: Nina Kosaric, 6: Taylor Compton, 5: Molly Murphy,
4: Jenna Anglin, 3: Sidney Hilker, 2: Jordan Taylor, 1: Jane Williams

Varsity Four A
Cox: Greer Rosenbaum, 4: Marisa D'Orsogna, 3: Brooke Carter, 2: Kelly Bauer, 1: Laura Savarese

Varsity Four B
Cox: Andrea Rickey, 4: Caitlin Fai, 3: Meg Johnson, 2: Courtney Diekema, 1: Shauna Stewart

Who's Back?
Four rowers and a coxswain are back with Radcliffe after finishing 2010 as a member of the heavyweight varsity eight: Michelle Pearson, Olivia Coffey, Liz Soutter, Mary Maginnis and coxswain Jill Carlson. Coffey and senior coxswain Rachel Rauh are the Black and White's captains.

In the Fall
Radcliffe's top boat placed fourth of 20 entries in the women's championship fours event at the 46th Head Of The Charles Regatta. The Black and White opened the fall campaign with a first-place finish in the pair and a second-place finish in the collegiate eight at the Head of the Housatonic. Its final fall race came in the Foot of the Charles, in which Radcliffe won the novice eight and placed second in the varsity four.

National Attention
Radcliffe is ranked 19th nationally in the first USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division I Coaches Poll of the 2011 heavyweight season. The first lightweight poll of this season has not yet been released. The Black and White lightweights were ranked fourth in the final national poll of last season.