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Princeton glides to ‘Head’ victory

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Tigers take to the water, and win

Race-goers brave gloomy weather to watch the regatta from Anderson Bridge. (Staff photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office)

Following their 27-24 upset of the Crimson on the gridiron this past Saturday (Oct. 22), Princeton’s Tigers proved just as victorious on the Cambridge surf. In day two of the 41st Head of the Charles Regatta, the black and orange shocked the rowing world with a first-place finish in men’s championship eights.

crews on the
As a scullful of women ease back from one of their races, they watch the men compete in the other direction. (Staff photo Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office)

The four-second victory – over favorite Cambridge University – marked the first by a collegiate crew on the famed three-mile course since 1983. The Harvard men placed 15th in the event with a time of 15:27, while their championship four boat captured third place (out of 26 entries). Radcliffe, meanwhile, placed 14 and 23 in women’s championship eights and lightweight eights, respectively.

practice run from Weld
In preparation for the 41st Head of the Charles, rowers and scull exit the Weld Boathouse for a practice run on the river. (Staff photo T.J. Kirkpatrick/Harvard News Office)

– Andrew Brooks