No. 17 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Captures Fourth-Straight Eastern Sprints Title

No. 17 Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Captures Fourth-Straight Eastern Sprints Title

WORCESTER, Mass. – For the fourth-straight year, and 10th time in program history, the No. 17 Radcliffe heavyweight women's crew topped the field at the Eastern Sprints Championships. The Black and White topped the podium in the first and second varsity eight races, as well as the first varsity four.

"Today provided a great opportunity for cross-conference racing against fast programs, as well as a heats-finals format to prepare us for the same at the Ivy Championships in two weeks," said head coach Liz O'Leary. "We were thrilled to take home the team points trophy with wins in the 1V, 2V, and V4A, and third-place finishes in the V4B and 3V. We're looking forward to Ivies in two weeks!"

The first varsity eight punched its ticket to the grand final by winning its morning heat by over four seconds. In the grand final, Radcliffe out-raced Dartmouth and Rutgers down the stretch and was able to create a four-second margin at the flag in 6:27.709.

Radcliffe's second varsity eight also won its heat earlier in the day, besting Columbia by over five seconds to punch its ticket to the grand final. In the culminating race, the Black and White found another gear and beat Rutgers and Northeastern to the finish, winning by just under three seconds in 6:45.710. 

Following a similar pattern, the first varsity four won its morning heat to advance to the grand final. Radcliffe put on a dominant showing in the afternoon action, jetting its way to a seven-second triumph over runner-up Dartmouth.  


BOATINGS & RESULTS

1V: Katherine Paglione (coxswain), Grace Eysenbach (stroke), Sophia Young (7), Hope Cessford (6), Sofia Donnecke (5), Teresa Rokos (4), Xaley Yousey (3), Stephanie Eble (2), Erica Holmes (Bow)

Heat 2
RADCLIFFE - 6:33.506
NORTHEASTERN - 6:37.986
CONNECTICUT - 6:48.567
BOSTON COLLEGE - 6:52.559

Grand Final
RADCLIFFE - 6:27.709
DARTMOUTH - 6:31.197
RUTGERS - 6:31.969
COLUMBIA - 6:34.237
NORTHEASTERN - 6:35.457
BU - 6:43.885

2V: Kaitlyn Felsheim (coxswain),  Hannah Osborn (Stroke), Eliza Kallfelz (7), Sarah Tisdall (6), Kathleen Malloch (5), Rafaela Stalph (4), Heidi Nocka (3), Caroline Noble (2), Katherine Playfair (Bow)
Heat 1
RADCLIFFE - 6:46.209
COLUMBIA - 6:51.597
BOSTON COLLEGE - 7:01.572
MIT - 7:27.267
HOLY CROSS - 7:46.849 

Grand Final
RADCLIFFE - 6:45.710
RUTGERS - 6:48.514
NORTHEASTERN - 6:48.858
DARTMOUTH - 6:51.058
COLUMBIA - 6:53.166
TEMPLE - 6:55.982 

V4A: Jennifer Li (coxswain),  Desi Goodwin (4), Catherine Joyce (3), Hailey Novis (2), Maria Splaine (bow)
Heat 1
RADCLIFFE - 7:25.398
DREXEL - 7:29.610
COLUMBIA - 7:35.126
HOLY CROSS - 8:02.892
BU - 8:14.563

Grand Final
RADCLIFFE - 7:24.982
DARTMOUTH - 7:31.950
DREXEL - 7:33.730
TEMPLE -7:36.286
TENNESSEE - 7:42.682
BOSTON COLLEGE - 7:45.390

V4B: Lisa Chille (coxswain), Elizabeth Roe (Stroke), Gretchen Schoenberger (3), Elizabeth Elmgren (2), Kate Laumann Wallace (Bow)
Heat 2
RADCLIFFE - 7:47.803
NORTHEASTERN - 7:49.391
BOSTON COLLEGE - 7:57.015
CONNECTICUT - 8:03.563

Grand Final
RUTGERS - 7:45.272
TEMPLE - 7:55.476
RADCLIFFE - 7:58.164
COLUMBIA - 8:02.188
BOSTON COLLEGE - 8:03.808
NORTHEASTERN - 8:04.092 

3V: Paige Coolidge (coxswain), Elizabeth Kemp (Stroke), Rosie Poling (7), Sofia-Marie Mascia (6), Mirabel Levine (5), Emma Orcutt (4), Liesel Von Imhof (3), Clara Duffy (2), Jillian McEneaney (bow)
Heat 2
RUTGERS – 6:59.234
RADCLIFFE – 7:06.346
CONNECTICUT – 7:11.334
TEMPLE – 7:14.294 

Grand Final
DARTMOUTH - 7:03.956
RUTGERS - 7:07.020
RADCLIFFE - 7:14.188
NORTHEASTERN - 7:17.580
CONNECTICUT - 7:34.602
BOSTON COLLEGE - 7:41.690

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Radcliffe heads to Camden, New Jersey May 13 to compete in the Ivy League Championships.