UW men's crew team in Ladies' Plate semis in England

HENLEY, England (AP) A University of Washington men's crew team 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 will meet a British national squad development crew on Saturday.

In the quarterfinals of the Thames Cup for club eights, Green Lake Crew, from Seattle, went down by 1 1/2 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 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 1 3/4 lengths to Australian crew Scotch College.

Harvard University "B'' downed Northeastern University Alumni by 1 3/4 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 1 3/4 lengths.

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