Radcliffe Heavyweight Crew Takes First Varsity Eight Race at Ivy League/Big Ten Double Duals

Photo by: Zack Williamson
Photo by: Zack Williamson

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – The Harvard-Radcliffe heavyweight crew team opened its season with strong performances this weekend on Lake Belleville at the Ivy League/Big Ten Double Duals, facing No. 9 Michigan, Michigan State and No. 17 Indiana across the two-day regatta.

After falling to Michigan in each of its match ups during day one of racing, the Black and White bounced back with two first-place finishes on day two. Radcliffe's first varsity eight kicked off the day with a two-second victory at 6:40.83 for first place over Indiana in second (6:42.53) and Michigan State (6:46.18) in third. The second varsity eight followed suit, securing a first-place finish after crossing the line at 7:01.4 with a three-second separation from Michigan State.

Radcliffe's third varsity eight took second in its race, clocking in at 7:53.12 behind Indiana who finished nearly 10 seconds earlier at 7:43.1. The Black and White bested third-place Indiana in that race, as the Hoosiers clocked in at 8:04.4.

Up Next
Harvard-Radcliffe will travel to Princeton, N.J. next weekend for the Ivy Round Robin on April 7.

RESULTS 3/29
1N8/3V8
1. Michigan -- 6:49.2
2. Radcliffe -- 7:17.4

2V4
1. Michigan -- 7:31.7
2. Radcliffe -- 7:51.6

1V4
1. Michigan-- 7:20.8
2. Radcliffe -- 7:53.5

2V8
1. Michigan -- 6:39.7
2. Radcliffe -- 6:44.0

1V8
1. Michigan -- 6:30.3
2. Radcliffe -- 6:33.4

RESULTS 3/30
1V8
1. Radcliffe -- 6:40.83
2. Indiana -- 6:42.53
3. Michigan State -- 6:46.18

2V8
1. Radcliffe -- 7:01.4
2. Michigan State -- 7:04.55
3. Indiana -- 7:06.7

1V4
1. Indiana -- 8:02.99
2. Michigan State -- 8:10.41
3. Radcliffe -- 8:12.35

2V4
1. Indiana -- 8:21.95
2. Michigan State -- 8:25.13
3. Radcliffe -- 8:33.11

1N8/3V8
1. Indiana -- 7:43.1
2. Radcliffe -- 7:53.12
3. Michigan State -- 8:04.4