No. 2 Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Invites Nation’s Best to Charles River

No. 2 Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Invites Nation’s Best to Charles River

The first varsity eight rows ahead of Boston University during the Beanpot March 30 (photo Harvard Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Some of the best competition in the nation will join the No. 2 Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew on the Charles River this weekend. The Black and White take on No. 1 Stanford, No. 3 Princeton and No. 10 Boston University on Sunday. Radcliffe was also scheduled to row against Princeton on Saturday, but the event was cancelled due to the city-wide lockdown on Friday. 

8:20 a.m. - Second Varsity*
9:00 a.m. - Novice Four*
9:40 a.m. - First Varsity*
* - Indicates free video stream on

First Varsity at 9:40 a.m.
Bow: Emma Framson; 2: Claire Harmange; 3: Taylor Garden; 4: Naomi Lang; 5: Katherine Mallett; 6: Emma Lukasiewicz; 7: Adelaide Backer; Stroke: Elizabeth Lenczowski; Coxswain: Erin Driscoll

Second Varsity at 8:20 a.m.
Bow: Christine Hughes; 2: Ronit Malka;3: Erika McCormick; 4: Veronique Irwin; 5: Elizabeth MacEachern; 6: Gabrielle McNeill; 7: Elizabeth Hamilton; Stroke: Andrea Linares; Coxswain: Kyla Adler-McDonald

Novice Four at 9:00 a.m.
Bow: Rebecca Curran; 2: Cybele Greenberg; 3: Niamh Durfee; Stroke: Nicole Golden; Coxswain: Gabriella Giugliano

Novice Four at 9:00 a.m.
Bow: Christine Hu; 2: Karoline Xu; 3: Teresa Oszkinis; 4: Jenai Akina; Coxswain: Samantha Guhan

Varsity Four at 9:00 a.m.
Bow: Geraldine Jowett; 2: Tiffany Fonseca; 3: Devi Lockwood; Stroke: Corinne Wee; Coxswain: Elissa Lin

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Top Three in the Field
Sunday's racing could be a preview of the IRA National Championships, as the top three ranked teams will race on the Charles. Stanford is the No. 1 crew in the country and took all seven first-place votes in the USRowing Collegiate Poll this week. Radcliffe comes in at No. 2, ahead of No. 3 Princeton. 
Related Link: USRowing Collegiate Polls

Last Time Out

Radcliffe swept a pair of races from Georgetown in sunny D.C., April 6 and took home the Class of 2004 Cup for winning the varsity eight race. Radcliffe's varsity eight opened up a lead of one length on the Hoyas through the first 500 meters, before pulling away to win with open water. The crew benefited for a cross wind and outgoing tide to finish in 6:32.3, ahead of Georgetown's 6:55.03.
Related Link: Radcliffe Lightweight Crew First Varsity, Second Varsity Four Pull Away from Georgetown

Beanpot Champions
Radcliffe's spring season began with wins in three races March 30 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.
Related Link: Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Sweeps Beanpot Races

Free Live Video Provided 
Harvard Athletics will offer free live video streams of the regatta Sunday on the Charles River. The live production, which is contingent on clear weather conditions, begins at 8:20 a.m. on Sunday and will feature all three of the races. To access the free video, go the Harvard's video portal.
Sunday's Tentative Schedule

8:20 a.m. - Second Varsity
9:00 a.m. - Novice Four
9:20 a.m. - First Varsity

On the Call
Maryana Vrubel, the coxswain of last year's varsity eight, will provide commentary of the racing on Sunday. She helped the varsity eight take bronze at the 2012 IRA National Championships, the first medal for Radcliffe since 2006.

Up Next
Radcliffe will face MIT again April 27 on the Charles River. It will be the Black and White's last race before Eastern Sprints May 5 and the IRA National Championships May 30.