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ON THE SIDELINES : Harvard Rowers Set Henley Record

June 29, 1989| From Times wire services

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England — The Harvard University lightweight eight broke a course record with a thrilling quarter-length victory over University College Galway on the second day of the 150th Henley Royal Regatta today.

The victory came in the third most important event for eights, the Thames Cup, the rules of which were changed in 1985 to tailor the event for smaller or lighter clubs or university crews. The American crew won in 6 minutes, 26 seconds, five seconds faster than the Thames Cup record set by Imperial College.

Harvard's seeded rival, the freshmen crew from the University of Pennsylvania, won by more than four lengths over Jesus College, Cambridge.

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