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Harvard holds off Brown at the Eastern Sprints

WORCESTER — It was with 500 meters to go during last year’s Eastern Sprints that Brown made its move, rowing furiously to overtake top-seeded Harvard by .3 seconds in one of the closest finishes in the event’s 68-year history.

Which made it fitting on Sunday, with those same 500 meters remaining on Lake Quinsigamond, that Harvard captain James O’Connor first knew beyond any doubt that no one would be catching the Crimson.

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