Lightweight rowing competes in Charles River Lightweight Invite

Although its race was canceled Saturday due to the citywide manhunt that took place a day before, the No. 10 Boston University lightweight rowing team raced Sunday in the Charles River Lightweight Invite. During the races, the Terriers competed against No. 1 Stanford University, No. 3 Princeton University and the No. 2 joint team of Harvard University and Radcliffe College.

In the first race, the Terriers faced off in a battle of high stakes as they faced Harvard-Radcliffe, Princeton and reigning national champion Stanford in the varsity eight race.

With stiff competition in the first race, BU, with sophomore coxswain Katie Scott, struggled and finished in fourth with a time of 7:27.9. Harvard-Radcliffe came out on top in the first race with a strong time of 7:05.07, finishing six seconds ahead of second-place Stanford, who came in at 7:11.1. Princeton finished the race in third place just ahead of the Terriers with a time of 7:17.5.

The second race of the day was the varsity four. BU did not compete, but it did race in the third event, the lightweight four.

Led by sophomore coxswain Christiana Mecca, sophomore stroke Jessica He, freshman stroke Molly Constantine and freshman Jorie Gorski on the bow, the Terriers started off strong and were neck-and-neck with Harvard-Radcliffe.

However, Harvard-Radcliffe faltered around the 500-meter mark, which gave the Terriers ample time to pull ahead. BU finished with a time of 8:45.9 and came out with the win over Harvard-Radcliffe, which had a time of 9:02.1.

 

Softball Pushed Back

Imminent rain has forced the Boston University softball team to postpone a Tuesday doubleheader against the University at Albany until Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.

This is not the first time the two teams have been hampered by weather this season. A three-game series that was supposed to be played March 23 and March 24 was delayed due to the threat of snow.

The first two games of that series will be made up this week, while the third game was canceled and will not be made up.  The series was also supposed to open up the Terriers’ (17-20-1, 5-4 America East) America East schedule at home, but the team’s first home game was pushed back to April 3, when it faced off and lost in a close battle to the University of Connecticut.

The series will shape up to be a tough battle, as Albany (28-10, 11-1 America East) is first in America East this season. The Terriers, after reeling in six wins in a row, sit in fourth, but are within striking distance of the top.

 

Track and Field 

The MIT Invitational, which the BU track and field team was scheduled to attend April 20, was canceled.

The Terriers have had plenty of success on the track this season, with several runners atop the conference leaderboard. Senior Tewado Latty leads the conference in the men’s 400m dash (46.86 seconds), while senior R.J. Page owns the top conference mark in the 200m dash (21.07 seconds).

Senior Zachary Ray has the top marks in the 110m hurdles (14.01 seconds), 400m hurdles (51.16 seconds) and long jump (7.19m). Ray, Latty, Page and freshman David Lagerberg’s mark of 3:08.41 in the 4x400m relay is also best in the conference.

With his April 13 race in the 800m run at the George Mason Invitational, sophomore Stuart Ross now has the top time in the conference in that event with 1:51.13. Junior Rich Peters ran a conference-best time of 3:43.26 in the 1,500m run on March 29.

Freshman Reuben Horace’s mark of 57.54m in the hammer throw is also top in America East.

BU will send a select number of athletes to the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia Thursday and Friday, and others to the Skyhawk Invitational in Easton Friday.

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