Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dual Races This Week

Coming off their victorious weekend at Windermere, Radcliffe has a full weekend of racing ahead. They start with a race against Georgetown (listed by Georgetown but not by Radcliffe) on Saturday followed by URI on Sunday. Radcliffe will be Georgetown's first real test of the season so their new coach will get a first hand look at one of the best crews in the country. This will be a great measuring stick for Georgetown and at the end of the day we'll have a better idea of the Hoya's speed as well as that of St. Joe's, who raced Georgetown earlier. Sunday's URI race will give us an idea if URI is really making progress this year or if they have another year or so to wait. Radcliffe should win both of these races.

Princeton faces Bucknell this weekend on Lake Carnegie. This race could be a lot closer than the Tigers would like if they have another Windermere type of row, but I don't expect that to happen. Meanwhile, Bucknell gets to learn just where they stand compared to not only Princeton but also Stanford and Loyola, both of whom they're liable to meet later in the season.

MIT is on its Spring Break trip to Florida and will scrimmage UCF this weekend. This is a good race for both schools and I wish we'd see the results. Since it's a scrimmage, though, I don't expect to see any.

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