Lightweight Rowers Scheduled to Race Harvard on Saturday
April 19, 2013
UPDATE (9:20 p.m. Friday): Saturday's races will take place as scheduled
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy lightweight rowing team is scheduled to meet Harvard on Saturday morning in Boston. However, due to the ongoing police activity in the Boston/Cambridge area, all Harvard home athletic events are currently postponed until further notice. A decision will be made on the status Saturday's races by 9 p.m. Friday evening. Check NavySports.com for the latest information.
Racing on the Charles River is scheduled begin at 7:20 a.m. with the first freshman. The second varsity crews will race at 7:40 a.m. and the varsity eights will square off at 8 a.m. for the Haines Trophy.
Free video streams of all three races will be available here .
Harvard enters this weekend with its first and second varsity crews both ranked No. 1 in the latest EARC poll. The Mids' varsity eight is ranked 10th and the second varsity seventh.
The two top crews will compete for the Haines Trophy, which is presented annually to the winner of the varsity race between Navy and Harvard. The trophy is named after Bert Haines, Harvard lightweight head coach from 1936-52.
Harvard has defeated Navy in each of the last four seasons and has won 45 of the 53 trophy races. Navy most recently won the Haines Trophy in 2008, as well as in 2006 and from 2002-04.
The Midshipmen are coming off a weekend in which the second varsity eight and varsity four both defeated Georgetown, but the freshman and varsity eight crews both fell to the Hoyas. Georgetown just pulled ahead of Navy in the final stretch of the varsity race.