Women's Lightweight Crew Competes in the Muri Cup and Beanpot

Women's Lightweight Crew Competes in the Muri Cup and Beanpot

THE BASICS:

- Location: Boston, Mass. (Charles River)

- The Lead: On Saturday morning on the Charles River, the MIT women's lightweight crew team competed in the Muri Cup and the Beanpot as the conditions were sunny with a headwind over the 2,000-meter course.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the V4X race that kicked off the morning, the Engineers crossed in third place with a time of 8:51.601. Boston University won that race, while MIT was 10 seconds off the pace of Radcliffe in second.

- The Varsity 4 boat finished third in a time of 8:43.473 as BU and Radcliffe again took the top two spots. MIT's Second Varsity 4 boat finished in fourth place in 9:48.355, while BU was the winner in that heat.

- In the Varsity 8 competition, the MIT crew crossed in 7:26.270 as the Engineers battled Radcliffe and finished just over five seconds behind that boat.

- The MIT lightweight varsity 8 boat continues to be ranked seventh nationally in this week's USRowing Coaches Poll.

BOATINGS:

Varsity 8
Cox: Chloe Thacker
8: Kelly Barton   
7: Sylvia Sarnik
6: Elizabeth Martin   
5: Annika Rollock
4: Brigid Bane
3: Haley Higginbotham    
2: Sophie Blackburn
1: Frances Parker-Hale

Varsity 4
Cox: Jennifer Nwenyi
4: Eileen Hu  
3: Lucy Milde    
2: Sophie Herscovici
1: Kate Scott

4X
4: Sheila Kennedy-Moore
3: Megan Diehl
2: Sarah Grunsfeld
1: Sophie Anderson

Second Varsity 4
Cox: Sarah Quraishi
4: Jordan Docter
3: Crystal Chen
2: Sarah Edwards     
1: Ning Guan  

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to action on May 10-12 as the Engineers travel to Philadelphia, Pa. for the Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuykill River.

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