The lightweight varsity eight claimed sixth place, while the lightweight varsity four took fourth place in the grand finals.
All three crews earned a spot in the third finals, which will take place Sunday. The lightweights will be back in action as well with the V8 and V4+ set to run in the grand finals.
Columbia's lightweight varsity eight will have a chance to repeat as national champions on Sunday with its second-place finish in the preliminary round to highlight the Lions' opening day of the IRA Championships. The lightweight coxed varsity four also remained in medal contention with a runner-up performance in its heat Friday afternoon.
Friday morning features the preliminary heats followed by repechages in the afternoon and heavyweight semifinal rounds Saturday. The finals will all be held on Sunday.
The Lions put forth solid efforts while battling less than ideal conditions at the EARC Sprints Sunday.
The heavyweight and lightweight rowing teams will look to take some recent success and momentum with them to EARC Sprints this Sunday, May 14 on Lake Quinsigamond.
The Lions head into EARC Sprints on a high-note, topping Drexel for their second V8 win of the year.
The Lions will look to build on a pair of strong performances last weekend against the Dragons Saturday.
The Lions earned a clean-sweep, topping Dartmouth by open-water margins in three races Sunday morning. Columbia's varsity eight victory earned them the Subin Cup.
Columbia went toe-to-toe with Cornell in a trio of races in arguably its strongest competition of the spring.
The Lions take on Cornell and MIT for the Geiger Cup Saturday before taking on Dartmouth and Mercyhurst in the Subin Cup Regatta. Both races will be streamed on ILDN.
The varsity eight competed in an entertaining varsity eight race that saw all three squads push each other, however, Yale picked up the Dodge Cup for the 39th time in the trophy's history.