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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.
You will probably never in your life look so good doing anything as these rowers will at Head of the Charles.
Standing with a short and petite frame, Mary “Liz” Stone doesn’t come off as a distinctive rower in this race, until you notice her snow-white curly hair. Stone is 86 years old, making her the oldest competing rower in this year’s Head of the Charles Regatta.
Hitting the water for just the second time this year, four boats will compete for the Black & White at the Head of the Charles Regatta.
Both teams will now compete in the famed Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend. This regatta will pit them against some of the toughest competition of the fall racing season and provide a barometer of their prospects for the longer spring season.
First off, you should go. Otherwise, you are making the biggest mistake of your existence. It doesn’t matter how much (or how little) you know about rowing. Whether you’re a rowing snob or haven’t so much as sat on an erg (that’s a rowing machine, landlubbers), you should go. There is something incredibly exciting and energizing about most regattas, but the Charles is the one that even the best rowers have dreams about.