Tough Conditions at 34th Joy Cup Challenge Tech Lightweights
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Saturday's contest between MIT and Yale University, with guest Georgetown University produced as many challenges on the water as between competitors. With winds building from a manageable eight mile per hour headwind up to 18mph and increasingly choppy water, all crews had their hands full.
In the Varsity race, MIT (7:11. 3) fell to Yale (6:53.6) and Georgetown (6:54.4) in times that were almost a minute slower than previous Cup races held on the Charles River due to the high winds and rough water conditions.
The Tech Freshman raced to a second place finish in a time of 7:13.7 behind Yale (7:06.2) and ahead of Georgetown (7:43.1) earlier in the day. The fours race was the final event of the day and had to be shortened due to the challenging conditions. The Engineers (4:03.1) finished fourth, behind Yale "B" (3:59.9), Georgetown (3:58.8), and Yale "A" (3:52.2).
Next Saturday, the Tech Lightweight Men travel to Hanover, N.H. for the 56th running of the Biglin Bowl against Dartmouth College and Harvard University.