WORCESTER, Mass. - The MIT men's heavyweight crew team traveled to Worcester to compete against Holy Cross, Dartmouth and Columbia on Lake Quinsigamond early on Saturday morning. Two MIT Varsity 8 boats and a Varsity 4 were entered in the day's events.
In the first Varsity 8 heat, the MIT A boat finished with a time of 6:10.2, cutting over ten seconds off the time they rowed at the spring season-opening regatta against Bates and Boston College last weekend. Holy Cross' boat finished a few seconds before the Engineers with a 6:07.2, while Dartmouth was second in 5:56.8 and Columbia claimed the top spot with a time of 5:50.9.
MIT's B boat also cut some time from last weekend, going 6:17.2 to finish the fourth fastest in the group. Holy Cross were a few seconds ahead in third with its time of 6:07.8. In the Varsity 4 event, MIT finished with the second fastest time of 7:20.5 behind Dartmouth with a 7:08.7. Holy Cross and Columbia were not far behind with their times of 7:22.8 and 7:23.2 respectively.
The Engineers will return to Lake Quinsigamond on Saturday, April 13 to race in the Donahue Cup.
Varsity 8 B Cox Alex Feldstein 8 Aaron Baumgarten 7 Nick Lima 6 Christian Vilanilam 5 Bryan Chang 4 Trevor Zinser 3 James Krasner 2 Ben Potash
1 Connor McMahan Varsity 4 Cox William Qian
4 Samarth Mohan 3 Eric Klinkhammer 2 Matthew Hunter 1 Anthony McHugh