LUCERNE, Switzerland—Caryn Davies ’05 won gold with the United States women’s eight, highlighting the performance of Harvard and Radcliffe crew alumni at the Samsung World Rowing Cup 3 on the Rotsee.
Six other Harvard and Radcliffe athletes also raced at Lucerne, with Henrik Rummel ’09 and Esther Lofgren ’08-09 earning fourth-place finishes for the U.S. team and Malcolm Howard ’05 placing fifth for Canada.
Davies and the U.S. women’s eight rallied to win gold. Through 1,500 meters of the final, Canada led the U.S. boat, which passed the Netherlands in the second 500, by 1.81 seconds. The Americans caught the Canadians in the final 500 and won by just over a second in 6:28.35.
The U.S. men’s eight, including Rummel, narrowly missed a medal. The Americans held second place almost until the finish line, when the Dutch and British entries edged ahead. The U.S. missed a medal by one-fifth of a second in 5:45.55, while Germany claimed gold in 5:43.52.
Lofgren and the U.S. women’s quad came through the repechage to reach the final and came up 1.2 seconds shy of a medal in 6:38.81. Germany took the gold, followed by Great Britain and New Zealand. Howard placed fifth in the men’s single. His time of 7:29.15 was less than one-quarter second behind the fourth-place finisher.
Harvard alumni represented two different countries in the men’s pair, with Cameron Winklevoss ’04 and Tyler Winklevoss ’04 racing for the United States and Brodie Buckland ’06 representing Australia.