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Thames victories


Two Cambridge Judge students, Finn Meeks and Olivia Coffey, were among the winning men’s and women’s rowers in this year’s Boat Race against Oxford.

Cambridge University Women's Boat Club

Finn Meeks, MPhil, boat race 2018
Finn Meeks

Two Cambridge Judge Business School students, Finn Meeks (MPhil Management, 2017) and Olivia Coffey (MBA 2017), joined their teammates in celebrating University of Cambridge wins by both men and women in this year’s Cancer Research UK Boat Race 2018 against Oxford.

“Liv and I have been so fortunate to have the School’s support,” says Finn. “It has been great being part of this team and securing a clean sweep of all The Boat Race events. It’s the first time Cambridge has swept all the events in 25 years, and it was incredible to be a part of it.”

Olivia adds: “The support of my classmates and the faculty at the Business School has been so encouraging throughout the year. In the depths of winter, with little sleep and deadlines approaching, their support really boosted my spirits. I’m so grateful for their encouragement.”

Olivia Coffey, Cambridge MBA, Boat race 2018
Olivia Coffey

Finn said that the men’s and women’s teams benefited from training out of the new boathouse that opened in Ely last year, because “our teams were able to see each other training on a daily basis, and motivated our squad to work harder in order to do our part come race day.”

The Cambridge Judge alumni group in London lined the Thames riverbank in force to cheer on both the men’s and women’s teams, and Finn says “the support from my classmates on the Management MPhil was also unbelievable.”

This year marked The 164th Boat Race. On choppy waters, the men’s team crossed the finish line in 17 minutes, 51 seconds, winning by three lengths, while the women’s team won by seven lengths in a time of 19 minutes, 10 seconds.