Radcliffe's second varsity, shown here in the Beanpot regatta, will look to break Ohio State's 2V winning streak Saturday (photo courtesy Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew and its No. 8 ranked first varsity continues its challenging schedule with a trip to No. 3 Ohio State Saturday. The Crimson will race the Buckeyes in four races on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir beginning at 9 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - Third Varsity/Novice Eight
9:20 a.m. - Varsity Four
9:40 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight
10:00 a.m. - First Varsity Eight
Coxswain: Jenny Wong; 8: Michelle Pearson; 7: Elizabeth Fitzhenry; 6: Laura Savarese; 5: Jenna Gregoire; 4:Frederika Archibald; 3: Deva Steketee; 2: Courtney Diekema; 1: Mary Maginnis
Coxswain: Greer Rosenbaum ; 8: Celia Kohl; 7: Scout Moran; 6: Katie Wilcox; 5: Jessica Mealia; 4: Mimi Tanski; 3: Lucy Grinalds; 2: Eliza Flint; 1: Taylor Compton
Coxswain: Victoria Lellis; 8: Nina Kosaric; 7: Marisa D'Orsogna; 6: Lauren Tracey; 5: Laura Bleeke; 4: Maddy Berg; 3: Mary Carmack; 2: Morgan Keefe; 1: Erin Slatery
Last Time Out
Harvard-Radcliffe had an impressive showing at last Sunday's Beanpot regatta, sweeping five races from local rivals Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern, MIT and Holy Cross. The Black and White's No. 7-ranked first varsity headlined the winners with a 14-second victory. Radcliffe traded its usual black and white apparel for blue and yellow Sunday to honor those affected by the tragic events surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings. Crews from each of the five schools wore "Row for Boston" shirts designed by Corinne Wee of the Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew.
Related Link: Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Sweeps Beanpot Races
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Last Saturday, the Radcliffe heavyweights will be wearing green wristbands and socks to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The apparel will honor Haley Strutt, a friend of Radcliffe co-captain Jessica Mealia. Strutt was diagnosed with lymphoma this past December, prompting Mealia to organize the Black and White's participation last weekend in her honor. Any donations to the cause can be made here: https://donate.lls.org/ECommerce/donatetolls.action
In the Rankings
Harvard-Radcliffe's first varsity fell to No. 8 in the most recent CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll presented by Pocock Racing Shells. The Black and White is one spot behind No. 7 Princeton, the highest placing Ivy League crew. Radcliffe's 1V fell from No. 1 to No. 3 in the this week's Ivy League poll, while the 2V comes in at No. 2.
Related Link: Complete CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll
Related Link: Complete Ivy League Poll
About No. 3 Ohio State (Crew Page)
The Buckeyes captured 10 wins last weekend at the Clemson Invitational and the second varsity claimed the Big Ten Boat of the Week Award, marking the third straight week an Ohio State boat has been honored. The Buckeys' first varsity comes into the weekend ranked No. 3, while the 2V has won 16 straight regular season competitions dating back to March 24, 2012.
The Black and White will take next weekend off for finals before traveling to Camden, N.J., for the Ivy League Championships May 19. Harvard-Radcliffe hopes to end the season at the NCAA Championships May 31-June 2 in Indianapolis, Ind.