Radcliffe Lightweight Crew Wins Second-Consecutive Beanpot

Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics
Photo courtesy of Harvard Athletics

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second-straight year, Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew won the Beanpot Saturday morning on the Charles River. The varsity and second varsity eights both won by open water in excellent racing conditions.  

With a slight quartering tailwind, the Black and White 1V led the 2000m race from start to finish, besting Boston University and MIT with a time of 6:46.7. BU crossed the finish line second (6:54.7) and MIT followed (7:15.4).

Radcliffe's second varsity eight also won in convincing fashion, starting strong and posting a time of 7:03.5. The Terriers stopped the clock 6.5 seconds later (7:10.0) for a second-place showing. MIT finished in 7:33.0 to rank third.

BU barely edged Radcliffe in the 3V race, finishing a half-length ahead of the Black and White. In a two-boat event, the Terriers finished in 7:19.6, as the Black and White crossed in 7:20.7.

MIT earned the win in the N4+ race by a half-length. The Engineers put up a time of 8:32.1, edging Radcliffe (8:33.5) by 1.4 seconds.

Radcliffe will be back on the Charles for the Class of 2004 Cup Saturday, April 5 vs. Georgetown.

Harvard-Radcliffe Boatings:

Coxswain: Erin Driscoll, Stroke/8: Naomi Lang, 7: Adelaide Backer, 6: Elizabeth Pate, 5: Gabrielle McNeill, 4: Elizabeth Lenczowski (c), 3: Katherine Mallett, 2: Claire Harmange, Bow: Olivia Henry

Cox: Gabriella Giugliano, Stroke: Andrea Linares (c), 7: Serena Blacklow, 6: Elizabeth Wang 5: Taylor Garden, 4: Elizabeth MacEachern, 3: Ruby Emberling, 2: Devi Lockwood, Bow: Katherine Fair

Cox: Samantha Guhan, Stroke: Ronit Malka, 7: Geraldine Jowett, 6: Erin Walk, 5: Emma MacKie, 4: Cybele Greenberg, 3: Teresa Oszkinis, 2: Nicasia Beebe-Wang, Bow: Tiffany Fonseca

Coxswain: Julia Versel, Stroke: Yaara Yacoby, 3; Katelyn McEvoy, 2: Lucy Burke, Bow: Julia Fay


Varsity 8:
Harvard-Radcliffe - 6:46.7
Boston University - 6:54.7
MIT - 7:15.4

Second Varsity 8:
Harvard-Radcliffe - 7:03.5
Boston University - 7:10.0
MIT - 7:33.0   

Third Varsity Eight:
Boston University - 7:19.6
Harvard-Radcliffe - 7:20.7

Novice 4:
MIT - 8:32.1
Harvard-Radcliffe - 8:33.5