November 17, 2009

Tech Lightweights Turn in Impressive Performance in Foot of the Charles

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Tech lightweight women turned in an impressive performance this past Saturday at the Foot of the Charles Regatta. The varsity "A" four of coxswain Man-Yan Lam, Meredith Lis, Hilda Buss, Clare Flanagan and Melody Kuna came in second among the lightweight varsity four competitors, finishing in a time of 15:17.9 and placing thirty-second overall in the field of openweight and lightweight competition.

In the second varsity eight, Tech lightweights came in second among the lightweight crews, conceding the top spot to Radcliffe by one second over the 2.3 mile course. Senior coxswain Minna Du led her crew through some difficult steering conditions as the crew ahead of Tech caught a crab, and a rower was ejected from the boat. Despite the adverse situation, Du kept her cool and kept her crew on track to finish in a solid time.

In the novice eight, the engineers went through the line eagerly and from there raced aggressively over the course. The crew rowed well to beat some of their openweight counterparts from across the region.

Full Results

The engineers now move indoors for the winter training season. Tech's next contest will be at Princeton on March 26th.

Varsity "A" Four:
Coxswain:        Man-Yan Lam
Stroke:             Meredith Lis
Three:               Hilda Buss
Two:                Clare Flanagan
Bow:                Melody Kuna

Varsity "B" Four:
Coxswain:        Mindy Du
Stroke:             Xuefeng Chen
Three:               Catey Harwell
Two:                Becca Fuhlbrigge
Bow:                Victoria Wanf

Second Varsity Eight:
Coxswain:        Minna Du
Stroke:             Emma Jeffries
Seven:              Casey Stein
Six:                   Soraya Shehata
Five:                 Katie Inman
Four:                Jessica George
Three:               Lizzy Wei
Two:                Nidhi Kulkarni
Bow:                Marie McGraw

Novice Eight:
Coxswain:        Eunice Giarta
Stroke:             Chelsea Lyons
Seven:              Lauren Ayers
Six:                   Caroline Lowenthal
Five:                 Hannah Gramling
Four:                Sara Ferry
Three:               Erica Pino
Two:                Alex Ghaben
Bow:                Jill Oliviera