Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Face off in Historic Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Women Face off in Historic Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

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Canadians face off in Oxford-Cambridge race

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LONDON - Canadians Ashton Brown and Emma Lukasiewicz will face off later this month in the Oxford-Cambridge Women's Boat Race.

Both Canadians will row in the bow in the March 27 race.

The 27-year-old Brown is a veteran of the race, having competed for Cambridge last year in the 70th edition of the women's boat race -- and the first on the same 6.8-kilometre horseshoe-shaped course the men cover on the River Thames in west London.

Oxford won last year although Cambridge leads the women' series 41-29.

Born in Lethbridge, Alta., Brown grew up in Calgary. She did her undergraduate degree in economics at Princeton, where she started rowing seriously.

Oxford's Lukasiewicz, a 24-year-old from Toronto, rowed for Harvard. …

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