Women's Lightweight Crew Opens Spring With Win Over Simmons

Women's Lightweight Crew Opens Spring With Win Over Simmons

THE BASICS:

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Charles River)

- The Lead: Early on Friday morning, the MIT women's lightweight crew team defeated Simmons College in a pair of races on the Charles River. The regatta was moved up to Friday morning due to the impending storm moving into New England over the weekend. The races were 2,000-meter races, taking place with a light tailwind and good water.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the first varsity 8 race, the Engineers crossed in a time of 7:00.85 while Simmons came across in 7:35.68. In the second varsity 8 race, MIT finished in 7:37.27 to defeat the Simmons 2V boat by a 9.56-second margin. The Simmons third varsity 8 boat placed third as they crossed in a time of 8:14.

HEAD COACH CLAIRE MARTIN-DOYLE ON TODAY'S RACE:

"We're happy Simmons was flexible and able to race on Friday morning. It was awesome to be back to racing after a long winter. Both our 1V and 2V started off the spring season with solid, inspiring efforts."

BOATINGS:

Varsity 8
Cox: Chloe Thacker
8: Kelly Barton    
7: Annika Rollock    
6: Brigid Bane   
5: Sharon Wu
4: Priya Veeraraghavan  
3: Sylvia Sarnik  
2: Elizabeth Martin
1: Valerie Hunter

Second Varsity 8
Cox: Jennifer Nwenyi
8: Frances Parker-Hale
7: Sophie Blackburn
6: Eileen Hu
5: Anne Kelley
4: Sharon Chen 
3: Lucy Milde
2: Hannah Thel
1: Rachel Osmundsen

UP NEXT:

- The Engineers are back in action on April 8-9 as the team travels to Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J. for the Knecht Cup.

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