Sports Log: Northeastern boat edged out at finish at Henley Regatta

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to

Northeastern University’s men’s heavyweight varsity crew was caught at the line by Great Britain’s No. 2 team, losing by just six feet in the final of the Ladies’ Plate — the second event for international eights — at the Henley Royal Regatta on Sunday on the River Thames. Both boats set course records. GB2’s winning time of 5:58 bettered the previous mark by 5 seconds. Northeastern’s crew topped the mark by nearly 4 seconds. The only American win of the day was already guaranteed, with Harvard ‘‘A’’ beating Harvard ‘‘B’’ in the final of the Visitors’ Cup for student and club coxless fours. The A boat was four rowers from varsity eight coached by the late Harry Parker. The losing boat was four rowers from Harvard lightweight varsity.

Full story for subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to

Just 99 cents for four weeks.