- Event: George Washington Invitational
- Location: Potomac River (Washington, D.C.)
- The Lead: Due to high winds, the two-day George Washington Invitational was compressed into one day of racing for the MIT men's heavyweight crew team on Saturday. The Varsity 8 captured second place with one of the fastest 2,000 meter times in Institute history in its first outing and then finished third later in the day. Meanwhile, the 2V8 placed third in both of its races.
HOW IT HAPPENED – V8:
- In its first race of the day, MIT recorded a time of 5:20.20 to finish five seconds ahead of Drexel but was edged out by Hobart by 1.7 seconds. The Engineers' performance was one of the fastest 2,000 meter times ever logged by an MIT crew. During the afternoon session, George Washington won in a blazing time of 5:12.3, followed by Florida Tech (5:18.3) and MIT (5:20.6).
HOW IT HAPPENED – 2V8:
- Like the first Varsity 8 race with MIT, Drexel won the event with a time of 5:30.9. Hobart crossed the line 4.8 seconds later while the Engineers completed the course in 5:41.40. The Cardinal and Gray also recorded a third-place finish in the afternoon as George Washington posted a comfortable victory in 5:20.6, which was nine seconds ahead of Florida Tech and 30 seconds in front of MIT.
- MIT travels to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. for the Donahue Cup on Saturday, April 15.