Brown, California meet in men's coxed eights final
HENLEY, England (AP) -- Brown will go against California Rowing Club in the final of the men's coxed eights at the historic Henley Royal Regatta.
Brown beat the National Rowing Centre `B' from Australia by 1½ lengths in Saturday's semifinals, while California eased past the Australian institute's `A' crew by 2 lengths to set up the all-American final in the main Grand Challenge Cup on Sunday.
The student coxed eights trophy, the Temple Challenge Cup, will also be won by a U.S. crew on the final day at Henley when Washington goes up against Brown in the university decider.
Washington beat Harvard 'B' by 1¾ lengths and Brown progressed over St. Petersburg University of Russia.
Harvard's student fours couldn't make their final, however, edged out by University of London 'A' by one-half length. The University of London will row against Imperial College, also of London, in the final of the Prince Albert Cup.
American men's pair Jamie Koven and Michael Blomquist also lost out Saturday, beaten by Greek opposition by a narrow 2/3 of a length in the last four of the men's pairs.
Andrew Campbell of Cambridge, Mass., went down to South Africa's Peter Lambert in the single sculls, while the U.S.'s Stephen Whelpley and Willy Cowles lost their semifinal race in the double sculls.
Harvard's Radcliffe Crew was beaten by Western Rowing Club of Canada in the Remenham Challenge Cup semis for women's coxed eights, but Harvard has a chance at another trophy with its intermediate coxed eights.
They beat the English crew from Molesey Boat Club and Oxford Brookes University by 2½ lengths to advance to Sunday's final race against Leander Club, also from England.
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