With little time left in the regular season, the Harvard and Radcliffe heavyweight and lightweight teams looked to leave its mark in the water. With the men's heavyweight crew team win, the team takes home Adams Cup for the 18th consecutive year, and the 53rd out of 80 years.
Both the men’s and women’s crew teams were back in action this weekend, taking on some of the top teams in the nation. Facing below-average temperatures and windy conditions, the Harvard teams were able to walk away with various victories as they look to build momentum for the home stretches of their seasons.
As the temperature barely reached the 40 degree mark and the wind howled across the Charles River, the Harvard and Radcliffe crew teams fought against the tough conditions at the Foot of the Charles Regatta against Dartmouth, MIT, BU, BC, Northeastern, and Brown.
This Sunday, Harvard women’s crew took on a field comprising many of the top teams in the country and came away with some strong finishes. The Radcliffe heavyweight and lightweight teams travelled to Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J., for the Princeton 3-Mile Chase.
Ultimately, the lightweight team demonstrated its competitive prowess, breaking the top-three in multiple races, while the heavyweight team was unable to live up to expectations, leaving much room for improvement.
Senior Lauren Tracey and captain Frederika Archibald of the women's heavyweight crew team were named Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-Americans, one of the highest honors in women's rowing. This was the first time since the 2013 season that the Crimson had more than one rower earn this honor.
Captain Frederika Archibald, who began her rowing career in her hometown of Merivale, New Zealand, joined teammate Lauren Tracey as one of two Pocock All Americans for the Radcliffe squad this year.