PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The MIT men's lightweight crew team traveled to Pennsylvania for the Dad Vail Regatta on Friday and Saturday. Dad Vail, which has been around for 75 years, is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and universities and thousands of student-athletes taking part in the event each year.
On Friday afternoon, the MIT varsity 4 boat raced in the fourth of nine heats, coming in first place in the heat with a time of 6:50.75. Iona was second with a 7:05.12, Carnegie Mellon came in third with a time of 7:10.86 and Chicago completed the course in fourth place in 7:13.67. Overall, the Engineers finished in fourth place out of 36 boats, with Brock University finishing fastest with a time of 6:46.93.
In the Final James J. Lynch Trophy on Saturday afternoon, the MIT varsity 4 boat took the win with a time of 6:48.31, finishing over three seconds ahead of second place-finishing Virginia with a 6:51.52.
Later on that day, the MIT varsity 8 boat competed in the Final Thomas W. Loschiavo Trophy, finishing in second place out of six boats with a time of 6:03.49. Delaware finished ahead of the Engineers with a time of 6:02.05 and Purdue completed the course just over half a second after MIT with a time of 6:03.99.
The Cardinal and Gray will return to the water on Sunday, May 19 when they travel to Worcester, Mass. for the EARC Sprints on Lake Quinsigamond.4+ C: Henry Skupniewicz 4: Tom Altmann 3: Mycal Tucker 2: Christopher Knapp 1: Ijan Zhakiya