M. Heavies Edge Pennsylvania to Take Adams Cup
The last time the Harvard heavyweight crew won the Adams Cup the Crimson edged out Pennsylvania by the closest margin in the race's history: a mere 0.2 seconds.
Harvard made that margin a little larger this weekend, as it reclaimed the cup from Penn (which has won in the last two years) on the Charles with a 5:5.7 time. Penn snuck in the one second later at 5:51.7, while Navy closed out the race at 6:01.1.
With this weekend's win, the Crimson, which boasts only one senior on its top eight, certainly staked its claim to being one of he top crews in the nation. Harvard has now beaten the Quakers, last year's national champions.
Harvard lightweights experienced their share of success of Charles this weekend as well. The Crimson captured its 11th straight Haines Cup, cruising by Navy (6:12.0) with a 6:06.7 time.
Linksters End Season on Foul Note (Weather, That Is)
The Harvard men's golf team collected a combined score of 314 in the first round and 324 in the second to finish in eighth place this weekend at the New England Championships in Falmouth, Maine.
Senior Rob Kincaid said that weather conditions plagued the team, particularly in the second round. "It was 35 degrees and there was a driving rain all day." Kincaid said. "The course was completely water-logged."
Coach Robert Leonard agreed that the Crimson's performance dipped as the weather did.
"the first day they all did well, particularly Robert. [But] the second day, the cold weather was too much," Leonard said.
But Kincaid said that the Crimson cannot lay all the blame on Mother Nature. "Everyone has to play in the same weather," he said, "so we don't have much right to bitch and moan about how we did."
Radcliffe Ruggers Take Second in Ivies; Men Snag' Pot
The Radcliffe rugby team put in one of its finest efforts of the season Saturday, but came up short, losing to Dartmouth in the finals to finish to Dartmouth in the finals to finish in second place at the Ivy League Tournament.
"We lost to Dartmouth in the finals last year," senior Valeria Scott said. "It was a disappointment but we did play very well as a team."
President Leslie Boyd said that Harvard had the talent to win, but couldn't sustain its physical intensity. "Our forwards were a lot better than theirs. [But] we went into the finals really tired. It seems more like bad playing," Boyd said.
The Harvard rugby team collected its second Beanpot in a row this weekend, recording over-whelming victories over Boston University and Boston College.
Harvard blasted the Terriers and Eagles by a combined score of 62-0 Saturday to take the tournament for the second year in a row. The victory was the Crimson's second trophy of the season, having won the New England title two weeks ago.