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It’s been a successful season so far at Weld Boathouse, as both the women’s heavyweight and lightweight crews head into their respective national championship regattas ranked in the top 20 nationally.
The No. 1 Harvard-Radcliffe lightweight crew headed to Camden, N.J. on Sunday to compete in the EAWRC Sprints event as the regatta’s defending champions. In winning the Ulbrich Trophy for the second straight year, the varsity eight set a new course record on the Cooper River.
Coming off of a weekend that saw each team face elite competition at the Clemson Invitational and Lightweight Invitational, the Radcliffe heavyweights and lightweights both traveled to familiar rivals for dual meets.
The lightweights competed in two races at home this weekend, the Lightweight Invitational on Saturday and the Muri Cup on Sunday, while the heavyweights traveled to Clemson, S.C. for the Clemson Invitational.
On Saturday morning, the Black and White faced tough opposition and lost to Ancient Eight rivals Princeton and Cornell in the Class of 1975 Cup. Then, on Sunday, Radcliffe rowed to victory against Northeastern and Boston University in the Beanpot Regatta.
It was a tale of two teams for the Radcliffe crew teams on Saturday, as the lightweights triumphed over Georgetown with a sweep at home while the heavyweights failed to win a race against Brown in Providence, R.I.
The Black and White, which won the regatta last year, defended its title with victories by the first varsity and second varsity eight against the local adversaries.
Here's this week's Quotes of the Week, the five best quotes from some of the five best sports moments of the weekend.
Spectator 1: “I am 100 percent here for the baked goods. Nothing else.”
The Radcliffe women's heavyweight Championship Eight finished seventh in the Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. The lightweight Championship Eight finished second in its competition.
Crowds cheer and watch up and around the Eliot Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The Sunday races were the last scheduled for this year's HOTC event.
On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon, Radcliffe heavyweight and lightweight crew both took to the Charles to race against some of the best competition in the world in the 49th edition of the Head of the Charles Regatta.