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Downing and Lady Margaret dart to the headship of the Cambridge University Lent Bumps




Hughes Hall earned their oars in the men's Division Two of the Lent Bumps. Picture: Keith Heppell
Hughes Hall earned their oars in the men's Division Two of the Lent Bumps. Picture: Keith Heppell

Downing College made a dramatic rise through the division to earn the headship in the women’s top division of the Lent Bumps.

They started the week in fourth place, but made steady progress, catching Emmanuel on day one, and Newnham on day two.

A third day row over was followed by catching Jesus, who had bumped Newnham on day one, on the final day to take the headship.

It meant Jesus started where they finished, in second, after two days at the top of the standings. Newnham ended up third and Emmanuel were fourth.

There was also a new crew heading up the men’s top division at the end of the Lent Bumps.

Lady Margaret pounced on Caius on the first day, and rowed over on the next three days to take the headship.

After a three-day battle with Downing, Pembroke caught Caius on the final day to finish the week in second. Caius were down in third, with First And Third in fourth and Downing in fifth.

Magdalene earned their oars, for a bump on every day, in men’s Division One, as did Hughes Hall in Division Two.

In the women’s divisions, Churchill, Caius and Corpus Christi all claimed oars.

Downing II went from third in Division Three to 15th in Division Two by earning oars, and Sidney Sussex II went from second in Division Two to third in Division Three.



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