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EASTERN SPRINTS

Northeastern yearns for a Harvard rematch

The unpredictable Charles River has always been a perfect environment for survival training on the water. But for local crews in search of perfect rowing conditions, well, your best bet is to look for another, more placid body of water.

“We’ve often said, as coaches on the Charles, our biggest challenge is that we can’t clock fast times because of the conditions,’’ said Northeastern men’s rowing coach John Pojednic. “There’s the current, the wind, the cold [temperature] of the water, things like that.’’

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