American team does well in rowing on the Thames

Published 4:31 pm Saturday, July 6, 2013

HENLEY, England (AP) — The University of Washington beat a Spanish crew from Real Sevilla and Real Mediterranoe de Malaga by 3 lengths Friday in the quarterfinals of the Ladies’ Plate for international eights at Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames.

Washington will meet a British national squad development crew on Saturday.

In the quarterfinals of the Thames Cup for club eights, Green Lake Crew, from Seattle, went down by 1 1/2 lengths to England’s Griffen Boat Club. In the Temple Cup for student eights, Harvard University emerged victorious in the all-American quarterfinal against the University of Virginia by 1 2/3 lengths to move into the semifinals against Newcastle University, from the north of England.

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In the quarterfinals of the Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy eights, Boston College High School trailed all the way to lose by 1 3/4 lengths to Australian crew Scotch College.

Harvard University “B” downed Northeastern University Alumni by 1 3/4 lengths in an all-American quarterfinal of the Visitors’ Cup for student and club coxless fours despite trailing by a length at the one-mile mark.

In the same event, Harvard’s “A” crew beat an English composite from Taurus and Star clubs to win by 1 3/4 lengths.

In the Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls quarterfinals, Bromfield Acton-Boxborough Rowing Club from Harvard lost its opener to England’s Gloucester Rowing Club by 2 3/4 lengths.