Women's rowing wins two out of three races vs. Radcliffe lightweights

Bates women's rowing won two out of three races against the Radcliffe lightweight team on April 7, 2019. (File photo by Conor Cahill)

BOSTON -- The No. 1 nationally ranked Bates women's rowing team won two out of three competitive, head-to-head races against lightweight crews from Harvard/Radcliffe on Sunday, capping a weekend of racing against Division I competition on the Charles River Basin.

Bates' first varsity eight (WV8) edged Radcliffe 6:55.3 to 6:56.1 over 2,000 meters. Radcliffe edged Bates in the W2V8 race 7:05.3 to 7:07.4, but the Bobcats took the W3V8 matchup handily, 7:18.0 to 7:25.4.

On Saturday the Bates women raced three eights going head-to-head against the Boston University lightweights. BU prevailed in all three races on the Charles River Basin, winning the WV8 matchup (6:50-7:01) as well as the W2V8 (7:02-7:08) and the W3V8 race (7:24-7:30).

Bates next races on the Malden River Saturday April 13 against host Wesleyan and host Tufts.

Bates/BU results 

Bates/Radcliffe results

Bates lineups (as of March 30)

WV8: Bow: Claudia Glickman; 2: Grace Bake; 3: Emma Wheeler; 4: Hannah Beams; 5: Elizabeth Fischer; 6: Grace Murnaghan; 7: Lena Rintell; Stroke: Hannah Fitts; c: Elizabeth Folsom

W2V8: Bow: Saylor Strugar; 2: Carla Guichard; 3: Sophia Marota; 4: Lillian Kinder; 5: Emma York; 6: Grace Smith; 7: Catharine Berry-Toon; Stroke: Phoebe Long; c: Elise Grossfeld

W3V8: Bow: Olympia Fisher; 2: Emma Vieten; 3: Kathryn Richards; 4: Elektra Smicka; 5: Elizabeth Johnson; 6: Elizabeth Fairman; 7: Sophie Claus; Stroke: Martha Bishop; c: Maya Seshan