Northeastern’s rowing alumni are at the head of the line at the Head of the Charles

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It started out as a standard reunion row, an enjoyable way to add spice to Northeastern’s traditional Saturday night get-together during the Head of the Charles Regatta. Then the Huskies, who’d won the inaugural race for men’s alumni eights in 2009, won it again and again and again. “It’s hysterical how competitive it has become,” says coxswain Rachele Pojednic. “Nobody can let it go. At first it was, hey, it’s fun to be back on the water -- and now we’ve created a monster.” These days NU’s old dogs, who are going for five straight, have everyone else trying to chase them off the river Brown is coming after them again on Saturday afternoon. So is Harvard, Crabtree (the Cambridge Univ. boat), Georgetown and a pack of others.

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