Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Sweeps Beanpot Races

Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Sweeps Beanpot Races

The Radcliffe lightweight crew's spring season began with wins in three races Saturday morning on the Charles River at the Beanpot Regatta. The Black and White outpaced the competition in the varsity eights, second varsity eight and novice four events.

The varsity eight led from start to finish in the crew's first race of the day. Radcliffe rowed the course in 6:59.6, well ahead of Boston University in second at 7:18.9 and MIT in third at 7:34.6. BU, which started its women's lightweight crew at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year, was competing in its first regular season race as a varsity program in the varsity eights event.

Radcliffe's second varsity eight won in convincing fashion over MIT. The Black and White opened a wide margin in the first half of the race and coasted to the win in 7:26.0. MIT finished in 8:05.1.

In the last race of the day, the novice four boat finished the sweep for Radcliffe. The crew stopped the clock at 8:54.8 to earn the victory by 9:12.8 over MIT.

The Black and White travel to Georgetown April 6 to compete for the Class of 2004 Cup in its next outing.

Varsity Eight
Bow: Emma Framson; 2: Claire Harmange; 3:Taylor Garden; 4: Naomi Lang;5: Katherine Mallett; 6: Emma Lukasiewicz; 7: Adelaide Backer; Stroke:Elizabeth Lenczowski; Cox: Erin Driscoll

Second Varsity Eight

Bow Christine Hughes; 2: Ronit Malka; 3: Erika McCormick; 4: Veronique Irwin;5: Olivia Henry; 6:Gabrielle McNeill; 7: Elizabeth Maceachern; Stroke: Andrea Linares; Cox: Kyla Adler-MacDonald

Novice Four

Bow: Jenai Akina; 2: Cybèle Greenberg; 3: Rebecca Curran; Stroke: Nicole Golden; Cox: Gabriella Giugliano

Varsity Eight
Radcliffe - 6:59.6
Boston U. - 7:18.9
MIT - 7:24.6 

Second Varsity Eight
Radcliffe - 7:26.0
MIT - 8:05.1 

Novice Four
Radcliffe - 8:54.8
MIT - 9:12.8

Photo Steve McLaughlin