Rowing For Boston, No. 1 Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight 1V, 2V Cruise Past MIT

Rowing For Boston, No. 1 Harvard-Radcliffe Lightweight 1V, 2V Cruise Past MIT

Harvard-Radcliffe's second varsity is pictured at the Beanpot March 30 (photo Harvard Atheltic Communications).

Racing in blue and yellow shirts with the "Row For Boston" printed on them; the Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew won races against MIT's first and second varsity Saturday morning. MIT, as well as several other crews rowing on the Charles River, also wore the Row For Boston shirts designed by Radcliffe's Corinne Wee to honor those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings.

Radcliffe started the day with an open-water win over the Engineers. The No. 1 ranked first varsity of the usually Black and White turned blue and yellow of Radcliffe jumped out to an early lead and gained more water to win, 6:39.4-6:51.9. Radcliffe remained undefeated on the season with the victory.

In the next race, Radcliffe's second and third varsity boats both won by over nine seconds against MIT. The Black and White 2V, which is also undefeated this season, was across the finish line in 6:56.3 and the 3V was 10.6 seconds behind. Radcliffe's third varsity was 9.7 seconds faster than the MIT 2V, which completed the 2,000 meters in 7:16.6.

The crews also rowed in a novice fours event and MIT came out on top in 8:17.5. Radcliffe entered two boats that finished in 8:32.2 and 9:04.2, respectively.

Radcliffe, and its unblemished first and second varsities, will travel to Camden, N.J., for Eastern Sprints May 5. The Black and White finish its season May 31-June 2 in Sacramento, Calif., at the IRA National Championships.

First Varsity
Harvard-Radcliffe – 6:39.4
MIT – 6:51.9

Second Varsity
Harvard-Radcliffe 2V – 6:56.3
Harvard-Radcliffe 3V – 7:06.9
MIT – 7:16.6

Novice Fours
MIT – 8:17.5
Harvard-Radcliffe 'A' – 8:32.2
Harvard-Radcliffe 'B' – 9:04.2

First Varsity
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
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

Third Varsity
Bow: Devi Lockwood; 2: Tiffany Fonseca; 3: Katherine Fair; 4: Nicole Golden; 5: Geraldine Jowett; 6: Corinne Wee; 7: Olivia Henry; Stroke: Elizabeth Wang; Coxswain: Elissa Lin

Novice Four 'A'
Bow: Teresa Oszkinis; 2: Cybele Greenberg; 3: Rebecca Curran; Stroke: Niamh Durfee; Coxswain: Gabriella Giugliano

Novice Four 'B'
Bow: Christine Hu; 2: Karoline Xu; 3: Laura Ottinger ; 4: Jenai Akina; Coxswain: Samantha Guhan