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Heavyweight crew captures Prince Albert Cup

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England — Four from Harvard’s heavyweight crew team defeated Oxford Brookes University to win the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta on Sunday (July 3) on the River Thames. The winning oarsmen were Peter Scholle, Justin Mundt, Benjamin French, and JP Hogan. The boat was coxed by David Fuller.

For the second straight day, the Crimson four trailed through the Barrier and Fawley splits but came from behind to win. This time, Harvard came back and won by a wider margin of 1.75 lengths. Its time of 6:58 was just one second off its event-record mark from Saturday. Each of its splits was one second behind its Saturday pace as well.

The win concluded another successful Henley trip for Harvard. The Crimson set event records in both the Temple Challenge Cup and Prince Albert Challenge Cup and reached the semifinals in both the Temple and Ladies’ Challenge Plate events.

“I’m really proud of the way all of our crews raced over there,” said Harry Parker, the Thomas Bolles Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Crew. “I thought they did a terrific job. They’ve added another page to Harvard crew’s very strong legacy of success at Henley.”

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