April 14, 2007
HANOVER, N.H. - MIT men's lightweight crew fell to Harvard and Dartmouth in the Biglin Bowl on the Connecticut River, Saturday. The Crimson were victorious in the varsity eight race, breaking the tape with a time of 6:04.5 to finish comfortably ahead of Dartmouth (6:11.3) and MIT (6:30.3).
Harvard won the bowl back from Dartmouth, which captured top honors during last season's race. Harvard has orchestrated wins in the Biglin Bowl 44 times including four of the past five. The Engineers have won the Biglin Bowl five times in the history of the series, while the Big Green has totaled four.
The MIT freshmen lost the bid to improve their record with losses to Harvard and Dartmouth, although they raced hard. The youth-laden Engineers were able to maintain contact with the field for the first 1100 meters before Dartmouth edged ahead of Harvard. At the finish, Dartmouth won in 6:15.7 ahead of Harvard at 6:17.5 and MIT, which completed the 2000-meter circuit in 6:27.1.
Next week the Engineers travel to Ithaca for the Geiger Cup versus Cornell and Columbia.