Northeastern, Harvard Heavies Earn Top Seedings for Sprints
The Eastern Athletics Rowing Conference announced the seeds yesterday for Saturday's Eastern Sprints to be held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. As expected, Northeastern and Harvard were given the one and two seeds in the varsity heavyweight competition.
The defending champion Huskies are undefeated this season, as is the Crimson crew, but there was some speculation that Northeastern would be seeded second by virtue of the weak competition it has rowed in comparison to Harvard.
Freshmen, J.V.s Seeded First
Brown picked up the third seed in the heavies, followed by Wisconsin, Penn and Navy. Harvard grabbed the number one seeds in both the J.V. and freshman heavies as expected.
In the lightweight division, the undefeated Princeton varsity came out on top with no surprises. Harvard, Navy, Penn, Dartmouth and MIT round out the field. The Tigers got the first seed by snapping the Crimson lightweight's 28-meet winning streak in a close race last Saturday.
Princeton also took the number one seed in the J.V. light competition with Harvard second, while the Crimson freshmen lights were given top seed over Penn and Princeton.
The Crimson heavies will be looking to avenge last year's upset by the Huskies, while the lights are out to get Princeton.