July 1, 1989 |
Harvard's lightweight eight, which shattered the Thames Cup record in the Henley Royal Regatta Thursday, followed by losing to Williams (Mass.) College Friday. Williams, which took an early half-length lead, held on through the middle of the race, when Harvard closed within three feet, then eventually eased away to win the race by three-quarters of a length. Williams' time was 7:03, 37 seconds slower than Harvard's record time the day before.
July 4, 1986 |
A collision with a pleasure launch Thursday set back the Henley Royal Regatta challenge of Brown University's rowers, who two years ago won the Ladies' Challenge Plate in record time. The accident, which occured 100 meters past the finish line, sheared off a section of the bow. "It could make quite a difference to us," said stroke Scott Armstrong, one of two returnees from the 1984 crew. "We may have to switch boats now and have only half a day to get used to a different one.
July 3, 1986 |
The Potomac Boat Club gave the United States an encouraging start today with a victory in the first round of the Henley Royal Regatta. The crew of four from Washington, D.C., beat the English boat from Bedford Star Rowing Club by two lengths. Three of the four crewmen had been to Henley previously. The No. 3 man, Mark Coleson, reached the final with the 1976 Potomac crew.
June 18, 1989 |
Harvard won its third consecutive national collegiate rowing championship Saturday with a two-second victory over Washington. The Harvard crew covered the 2,000-meter course on Lake Harsha in 5 minutes 35.5 seconds to win the Herschede Cup, symbolizing the national championship. Washington, which won the 1984 title, finished in 5:38.93. The Huskies, lost the Pacific Coast rowing championship to UCLA this season. Northeastern, which beat Harvard in a dual regatta earlier this year, was third in 5:39.