The Washington freshman crew's run at the Henley Royal Regatta continued Friday with a win over Harvard in the Temple Cup quarterfinals...
The Washington freshman crew’s run at the Henley Royal Regatta continued Friday with a win over Harvard in the Temple Cup quarterfinals in Henley-on-Thames, England.
The Huskies covered the 2,112-meter River Thames course in 7 minutes, 11 seconds, the fastest of the morning for any of the crews competing in the quarterfinals.
It marked the third time this season the Huskies have finished ahead of Harvard, with the two programs also racing in the IRA semifinal and Grand Final.
Washington’s prize for beating Harvard is facing another Crimson boat in the semis. The Crimson lightweights defeated Durham University (U.K.) to set up a Saturday-morning showdown with the Huskies.
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