The University of Washington beat a Spanish crew from Real Sevilla and Real Mediterranoe de Malaga by 3 lengths Friday in the quarterfinals of the Ladies’ Plate for international eights at Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames.

Washington, featuring coxswain Seamus Labrum of Cape May Court House, N.J., will meet a British national squad development crew today.

In the quarterfinals of the Thames Cup for club eights, Green Lake Crew, from Seattle, went down by 1½ lengths to England’s Griffen Boat Club. In the Temple Cup for student eights, Harvard University emerged victorious in the all-American quarterfinal against the University of Virginia by 1 and 2/3 lengths to move into the semifinals against Newcastle University, from the north of England.

In the quarterfinals of the Princess Elizabeth Cup for schoolboy eights, Boston College High School trailed all the way to lose by 1¾ lengths to Australian crew Scotch College.

Harvard University “B’' downed Northeastern University Alumni by 1¾ lengths in an all-American quarterfinal of the Visitors’ Cup for student and club coxless fours despite trailing by a length at the one-mile mark.

In the same event, Harvard’s “A’' crew beat an English composite from Taurus and Star clubs to win by 1¾ lengths.

In the Junior Women’s Quadruple Sculls quarterfinals, Bromfield Acton-Boxborough Rowing Club from Harvard lost its opener to England’s Gloucester Rowing Club by 2 and 3/4 lengths.

Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.