No. 18 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Looks for Third Title in Three Years at Eastern Sprints

No. 18 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Looks for Third Title in Three Years at Eastern Sprints


Start Time

Eastern Sprints
Sunday, April 30
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester
7:50 a.m.
US Rowing

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The No. 18 Radcliffe heavyweights look to continue their streak of success at the Eastern Sprints Championships, as the Black and White will head to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts to compete in the 2017 event Sunday.

Radcliffe has swept the event in each of the last two years and is looking for three-straight titles for the first time in program history.

The event will be streamed live on YouTube by US Rowing.

Radcliffe Schedule
7:50 a.m. – 4V+ B Heat
8:10 a.m. – 3V8+ Heat
8:30 a.m. – V4+ A Heat
9 a.m. – 2V8+ Heat
9:30 a.m. – V8+ Heat

1:45 p.m. – V4+ C Grand Final
2:10 p.m. – V4+ B Grand Final
2:35 p.m. – 3V8+ Grand Final
3 p.m. – V4+ A Grand Final
3:25 p.m. – 2V8+ Grand Final
3:50 p.m. – V8+ Grand Final

Varsity Eight: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Rafaela Stalph (stroke), Zabie Elmgren (7), Hannah Osborn (6), Sofia Donnecke (5), Teresa Rokos (4), Corinne Bozzini (3), Desi Goodwin (2), Georgia Wheeler (bow) 

Second Varsity Eight: Helen Eisenach (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Erica Holmes (7), Steph Eble (6), Emily Gaudiani (5), Heidi Nocka (4), Kelsey Barolak (3), Bella Benduski (2),Tori Basedow (bow)

Varsity Four A: Katie Felsheim (coxswain), Katherine Playfair (stroke), Kathleen Malloch (3), Abba Parker (2), Catherine Joyce (bow) 

Varsity Four B: Jenny Li (coxswain), Elizabeth Roe (stroke), Hailey Novis (3), Sarah Tisdall (2), Mirabel Levine (bow)

Third Varsity Eight: Catherine O'Donnell (coxswain), Elizabeth Ashford (stroke), Liz Kemp (7), Charlotte Medway (6), Georgia Seidel (5), Maeve Hoffstot (4), Emma Orcutt (3), Maria Splaine (2), Jill Scyocurka (bow)

Varsity Four C: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Jeanne Olivier (stroke), Bella Gomez (3), Rachel Milam (2), Molly Moore (bow)

Varsity Four D: Jackie Epstein (coxswain),  Eloise Ackman (stroke), Cameron Decker (3), Mackenzi Curtin (2), Olenka Jain (bow)

Last Week
The Black and White defeated Boston College, but dropped dual races to Yale, USC and Michigan State on the Charles River to move to 3-8 this season.

Sprints History
This will be the 40th trip to the Eastern Sprints, after sweeping the event for the second straight-season last year. Prior to 2015, the Black and White had not raced in the event since 2011. Overall, Radcliffe has taken home gold eight times (1973, 1975, 1987, 1989, 1993, 2003, 2015 and 2016).

In The Polls
Radcliffe stands at No. 18 in the CRCA/USRowing Coaches' Poll. Washington sits atop the poll, followed by California, Texas, Michigan and Ohio State.



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Last Year
Radcliffe swept the Eastern Sprints titles and finished fourth at the Ivy League Championships.

In the Launch
In her 31st season of guiding the Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crews, head coach Liz O'Leary owns a 204-1111 career dual record with 16 appearances in the NCAA Championship, including the 2003 title and a 2005 bronze medal finish. 

Ivy League Digital Network
The Ivy League Digital Network returns for a fourth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Digital Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight.   

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Digital Network or to sign-up today, click here

Up Next
Radcliffe will have a weekend off before competing at the Ivy League Championships on the Cooper River in Pennsauken, New Jersey May 14.