Men's Crews Topped on Lake Quinsigamond

It was a bit of a long day for the Harvard men's crew teams yesterday as both the varsity lightweights and heavyweights finished in fourth place in their respective races at the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges Sprints Championship at Lake Quinsigamond near Worcester.

In fact, the only Crimson boat to win its race was the third varsity lightweight boat.

The men's first varsity heavyweight boat won its heat with a time of 5:52.52, but in the final, fell to fourth despite improving on that time.


The Crimson finished in fourth at 5:46.59, just behind third-place Wisconsin at 5:46.21. Brown won the race with a time of 5:43.18, followed by Princeton, which overcame a preliminary-race setback to Wisconsin, at 5:44.9.

"No matter how well the dual meet season goes, when it gets to this race, it's very seldom that anyone wins by a huge margin," said Brown coach Scott Roop.

In the Independent Rowing News rankings released on May 4, Harvard was ranked fourth in the country, ahead of both Wisconsin and Princeton.

The first varsity lightweight boat finished third in its race against the East Coast's best teams.

Columbia, which had been ranked fourth in the country in early May, upset top-ranked Yale and third-ranked Harvard, blazing to a 5:52.48 win. The Bulldogs were .11 seconds behind at 5:52.59 for the place. The Crimson finished at 5:55.63 for the show.

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