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 earned a first-place finish in the varsity eight, edging Navy to repeat as Stevenson Cup winners.
The Lions will vie for the Stevenson Cup against Navy with George Washington and Hobart rowing as guests in Mercer County, New Jersey Sunday.
The Lions' varsity eight finished behind the Terriers by four seconds as BU took the Doc Lusins Trophy.
The Lions take on the Orange and Terriers in Liverpool, New York. The races will be streamed live on Cuse.TV.
Yale used a strong start of the gates in the varsity eight to top the Penn and Columbia heavyweights to retain the Blackwell Cup on its home water Saturday morning.
The regatta will feature three races against Yale and Penn, beginning with the varsity eight at approximately 8:45 a.m. There will be a live broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.