Campbell, Stone win singles in Head of the Charles
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Cambridge Boat Club’s Andrew Campbell and Gevvie Stone won the men’s and women’s singles titles Saturday on the first day of the 50th annual Head of the Charles Regatta.
The Cambridge Boat Club is the third timing checkpoint on the race course and serves as headquarters for the regatta. Campbell and Stone have trained and lifted weights together.
The 22-year-old Campbell, a 2014 Harvard graduate now living in Cambridge, went off fifth and turned back defending champion Kjetil Borch of Norway in a course-record 17 minutes, 11.65 seconds in sunny conditions.
The 29-year-old Stone, from Newton, won for the fifth time on the 3-mile, winding upstream course on the Charles River.. She beat Kathleen Bertko, her close friend and training partner, by more than 22 seconds in a time of 18.39:90.