Fixtures Round 2: CUBC vs. Thames RC. and Oxford Brookes

Saturday 24th February

1245: CUBC Men’s 3rd VIII vs. Oxford Brookes C

CoxLucy HallCorpus Christi
StrokeNikita ZogloSt. Catharine’s
7Callum SullivanDowning/Peterhouse [alumnus]
6Sean HayesJesus
5Harry WestonSt. Edmund’s
4Ollie ParishPeterhouse [alumnus]
3Seth DelapChurchill
2Matt FrancisGonville and Caius
BowWill LiuSt. Catharine’s

In the first piece Brookes took half a length lead off the start, which they extended to two lengths by the finish at the Eyot. At the start of the second piece Brookes jumped out to a length, extending their lead over the remainder of the course to a commanding margin of nearly 8 lengths.

1300: CUBC Lightweight Men vs. Oxford Brookes D

CoxBen HardingQueens’
StrokeLewis GraySt. Catharine’s
7Thomas HeppelSt. Catharine’s
6Freddie MarkandayMagdalene
5Ben JonesMagdalene
4Harry FieldhouseSt. John’s
3Emile CzernuszkaHomerton
2Sam TaylorClare
BowGianluca VartanHomerton

The lightweight men raced Brookes D over two hard-fought pieces. The first from the Boat Race finish to the start of the Eyot and the second from the start of the Eyot to the Boat Race start. In the first piece, Cambridge made the most of their advantage on the Middlesex station and pushed out to an early lead of just over 1/2 length, before Brookes overturned the lead past the Bandstand and stretched out to 1/2 length by the Eyot. In the second piece, Brookes took a length on the inside of the Surrey bend by Hammersmith and pushed out to a 2 length lead by the end of the piece.

Sunday 25th February

1220 – CUBC Women’s Lightweights vs. Thames RC

CoxKate CrowleySidney Sussex
StrokeArden BerlingerPembroke
7Lauren BrittenMagdalene
6Margaux RileyGonville and Caius
5Charley CraigGonville and Caius
4Georgia GolloglyKing’s
3Charlotte MaceyJesus
2Claire CooperSidney Sussex
BowMadeline JacksonSt. Edmunds’

The Lightweight women faced Thames on Saturday. In one 4k piece starting just before Chiswick, CUBC were on Surrey side. Cambridge had a fast start and walked away from Thames, taking a win of 8 1/2L and making this a strong final fixture of the season before the Boat Race.

1240 – CUBC Women “A” vs. Thames RC

CoxHannah MurphyGirton
StrokeMegan LeeLucy Cavendish
7Carina GrafEmmanuel
6Jenna ArmstrongJesus
5Iris PowellChurchill
4Carys EarlGonville and Caius
3Clare HoleSt. Catharine’s
2Jo MatthewsSt. John’s
BowGemma KingSt. John’s

Both crews got out to a strong and clean start. Thames gained a half length lead but were unable to make a clean break from Cambridge, who checked their moves. Thames held a 3/4L lead for the second half of the race, but Cambridge wound up fiercely coming into the last 200 metres, gaining back multiple seats to finish 1 foot behind Thames. Both coxes steered a clean race. If you missed the live action, you can watch it back on the Boat Races YouTube.

1255 – CUBC Women “B” vs. Thames RC

CoxJames TrotmanSidney Sussex
StrokeKaty HempsonChrist’s
7Freya SutcliffeJesus
6Belle StevensHomerton
5Molly FoxellPembroke
4Beanie SpainQueens’
3Rowan SaltmarshSt. John’s
2Helen Nielsen ScottEmmanuel
BpwLucy HavardGonville and Caius

Off the start, the conditions were challenging, but the OW B crew got a solid start. A strong B crew, featuring members of last year’s CUBC Blue Boat, Thames handled the conditions well and pulled away. As the crews rounded Barn Elms, the river flattened, and the crew found a solid rhythm. A solid push at Harrods was not enough to close the gap Thames had created early in the piece, and Thames took the win by a margin of 5 lengths.

1320 – CUBC Men “B” vs. Oxford Brookes “B”

CoxJake IntraterWolfson
StrokeOrlando MorleyGirton
7Brett TaylorQueens’
6Martin AmethierPeterhouse
5Joe TravisJesus
4Thomas ConnorChurchill
3Will WauchopeGonville and Caius
2Cameron MacKenzieGonville and Caius
BowGarret OverholserJesus

1330 – CUBC Men “A” vs. Oxford Brookes “A”

CoxEd BraceyWolfson
StrokeMatt EdgeSt. Catharine’s
7Luca FerraroKing’s
6Noam MouelleHughes Hall
5Kenny CoplanHughes Hall
4Tom LynchHughes Hall
3Thomas MarshSt. John’s
2Gus JohnWolfson
BowSeb BenzecryJesus

The OM A crew got out to a strong start, taking a few seats from Brookes A on Middlesex. Coming round the Fulham bend, Cambridge moved up to a 3/4 length lead. A clash, from which Brookes emerged in a stronger position, affected Cambridge’s rhythm. Brookes pulled back through to draw level by the mile post and moved away round their Surrey bend to take a 1 1/2L victory.