After getting through very competitive opening heats, both the varsity eight and varsity four boats finished their respective grand finals in fourth place, one position shy from medaling for the Black and White.
The fourth-ranked lightweight crew (4-3) also began its dual season with high expectations, but unlike its heavyweight counterpart, the Black and White found considerable success on the waters of the Charles.
The Radcliffe heavyweights and lightweights wrapped up the dual season last Saturday as the heavyweights competed against other Boston schools in the Beanpot, while the lightweights took on MIT and Wisconsin in the Muri Cup.
For Radcliffe heavyweight crew, frustration is not a familiar feeling. But this season, it has been nothing but frustration for the Black and White (1-5), despite being ranked 20th in this week’s US Rowing Polls.
With the season-opening weekend now in the books, the Radcliffe Lightweight and Heavyweight crews both made solid starts to their seasons by displaying strong performances in their races on Saturday and Sunday.