"Princeton beat UVA, and we lost to Princeton," Tomford said. "But you never know--margins seem to shorten at Sprints and it's always competitive."
Not to be overlooked, however, is No. 10 Navy--a team that turned in a very strong performance this fall--which will also row in the heat.
"They've been getting faster and faster all season," junior Anne Browning said.
In addition to the varsity race, the JV eight and first varsity four also must make the finals for Radcliffe to maintain its regional ranking and qualify as a team for nationals.
"All the boats are equally important," varsity coxswain Diane Marks (no relation to Rebecca) said.
The JV eight is ranked No. 4 by the EAWRC, and holds the No. 2 seed in the Northeast region.
"We're really excited," junior stroke Lydia Walsh said. "You can't take anything for granted, but we've been working really well together and are aiming to make the finals."
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