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John Harvard's Journal

Spring Sports

July-August 2009


The men’s heavyweight crew won all its races until finishing a close second to Brown in the Eastern Sprints. The lightweight varsity won four races, then was edged by Princeton in both the Goldthwait Cup and the Eastern Sprints, although Harvard won the Sprints’ Jope Cup for overall supremacy in lightweight events.

Radcliffe’s heavyweight varsity finished less than a second behind Yale at the Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges sprints, placing third in the overall team standings. The Radcliffe lightweights took fourth.



The women (13-8, 6-1 Ivy) shared the Ivy championship with Princeton—their first win since 2006, the last year of a four-title run. Senior Beier Ko was the unanimous choice for Ivy League Player of the Year. The men’s team (13-9, 5-2 Ivy) tied with Cornell and Yale for second in the Ivy League. (Princeton won.)