April 21, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -
The Navy lightweight rowing team hosted Harvard on Saturday morning in Annapolis on the Severn River and won two of five races, but fell in the varsity race by just over three seconds. Navy's second and third varsity boats both picked up victories.
"It was a beautiful morning for racing and we were able to win two of five races," said Navy head coach Steve Perry. "I'm really excited for both our second and third varsity crews."
In winning the first varsity race, Harvard retained the Haines Trophy. Harvard took first place with a time of 6:11.0, while Navy posted a 6:14.4.
"I don't like to measure our races on how close we are, but our varsity put together their best run of the year and had a really strong finish today," said Perry.
Navy's second varsity continued its strong season as it won for the third consecutive week. The Mids topped Harvard by 10 seconds in the second race of the morning, posting a time of 6:28.1. The Crimson clocked a 6:38.2
The third varsity turned in a time of 6:38.6 to win its race, as Harvard crossed the finish line in 6:43.1.
Both of Harvard's freshman boats were victorious on Saturday morning. The first freshman crew won with a time of 6:22.1 as Navy finished with a 6:32.6. Harvard's second freshman boat clocked a 6:45.0, besting Navy's 6:51.4.
The Midshipmen will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., next Saturday to face Penn.
Harvard - 6:11.0
Navy - 6:14.4
Navy - 6:28.1
Harvard - 6:38.2
Harvard - 6:22.1
Navy - 6:32.6
Navy - 6:38.6
Harvard - 6:43.1
Navy 4V - 6:57.0
Harvard - 6:45.0
Navy - 6:51.4