HANOVER, N.H. – The Dartmouth men’s lightweight crew team hosted Harvard and MIT on the Connecticut River for the Biglin Bowl on Saturday (April 13) morning. On a nearly perfect morning for racing with no wind and clear water, Harvard won all for races.

The varsity eight race was the fun from the outset. The Crimson won with a time of 5:41.2 but the Big Green and MIT crews battled the Crimson boat throughout the race. Harvard and MIT jumped out to solid leads in the first 500 meters of the contest, but Dartmouth moved back into both crews in the second 500 meters, walking through MIT and closing in on Harvard.  Harvard extended their lead in the third 500 meters and was able to maintain it to the finish line. Dartmouth placed second with a time of 5:45.1 with the Engineers coming in third with a time of 5:53.5.

There was some excellent racing in the second varsity and third varsity races as well. In the second varsity, Harvard won with a time of 5:48.1 ahead of the MIT crew who crossed the finish line with a time of 5:56.7. The Big Green’s boat showed potential, but couldn’t match the aggressive races from both Harvard and MIT, taking third with a time of 6:03.4.

The result was the same in the third varsity with the Crimson leading the race from start to finish. Much like the second varsity race, both Harvard and MIT came out very aggressive from the outset. Dartmouth placed third with a time of 6:31.3.

The freshman race was hard fought as Harvard took a big lead in the first 500 meters. Dartmouth made a move and was able to take some back in the second 500 meters, but couldn’t get any closer than a length of the Crimson crew, taking second place with a time of 5:55.5. Harvard completed its sweep of the races with a time of 5:51.9 with MIT rounding out the race with a time of 6:16.0

The Big Green will travel next week to Yale and Columbia to battle for the Durand and Subin Cups. Dartmouth faces Yale on Saturday and Columbia on Sunday.


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Freshman Eight

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Dartmouth Lineups

First Varsity Eight
B Ryan Archer
2 Hank Savage
3 Brian Frake
4 Lowell Reeve
5 Josh Sans
6 Julian Danziger
7 Sam Morris
S Josh Konieczny
C Megan Jang

Second Varsity Eight
B Christian Chai
2 Chase Weidner
3 Brendan Goldrick
4 Rob Meyer
5 Evan Meisler
6 Paul Frazel
7 Austin Moore
S Chris Calkins
C Lizzie Aviv

Third Varsity Eight
B Alex Kane
2 Avery Salinger
3 Will Rossi
4 Adan Rivas
5 Young Sang Ryu
6 Will Lynch
7 Rocco Morra
S Matt Marcus
C Will Persampieri

Freshmen Eight
B Nick Pugliaresi
2 Gates Lucas
3 Eddie Harvey
4 Ian Kennedy
5 Ben Vihstadt
6 Max Gibson
7 Matt McFarland
S Eliot Harper
C Julie Sussman