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Henley Royal Regatta (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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HENLEY, England (AP) _ The reigning world champion United States
national women’s eight squad, racing as Princeton Training Center,
easily beat Princeton University at the Henley Royal Regatta on
Friday.

The quarterfinal win in the Remenham Cup advance the U.S. crew
to the semifinals Saturday, when it takes on the British national
squad.

Harvard came from behind to beat Yale by three-quarters of a
length to set up a student eights Temple Cup semifinal with
California.

California made a fast start and held it in beating London’s
Imperial College by 21/2 lengths in their quarterfinal.

Also, Virginia crossed three-quarters of a length ahead of
University of London to move into a semifinal against Dutch
students from Nereus, Amsterdam.

In the quarterfinals of the Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy
eights, St. Andrew’s from Middletown, Del., came from behind to
beat locals Hampton by a canvas, and will face defending champion
Eton on Saturday.

In the Thames Cup for club eights, Kent School Alumni, Conn.,
went down by 23/4 lengths to Australia’s Upper Yarra, while the
University Barge Club from Philadelphia lost in the quarterfinals
to the Star Club of England, losing by two lengths.

William Miller and Glenn Ochal from Chula Vista Training Center,
Calif., strolled to an easy win against England’s Chester-le-Street
in the double sculls, while Sam Frucke-Cunningham and Mike Nucci
from Philadelphia’s Malta Boat Club lost to the Australian
Institute of Sport.

In their opening race in the Princess Grace Cup for
international women’s quads, Princeton Training Center B beat
England’s Nottingham Boat Club to reach the semifinals.

The Fawley Cup round of 16 for schoolboy quads saw Malvern Prep,
Pa., gradually leave behind Scotland’s Clydesdale to grab a
quarterfinals place.

Later, Maritime Club from Norwalk, Conn. lost out in its
quarterfinal, going down by 41/2 lengths to Radford College of
Australia.

Thomas Graves’ run in the Diamond Sculls ended in the
quarterfinals when the Vermont rower lost by nearly two lengths to
James Chapman of the Australian Institute of Sport.

Justin Stangel and Tom Peszek of the Chula Vista Training Center
also went out in the quarterfinals of the Silver Goblets for
international pairs, losing by a length and a quarter to a pair of
Italy internationals.

In the quarterfinals of the Ladies’ Plate for elite eights,
Harvard University beat Penn Athletic Club by three-quarters of a
length to set up a Saturday semifinal with local club Leander.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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