April 30, 2011

Engineers Have Strong Showing at the Beanpot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Finishing off the regular season at home, the MIT openweight women's crew enjoyed its best ever results at the fifth annual Beanpot Regatta. The Beanpot is an end-of-season showdown featuring all five Division I women's crews that call the Charles River home: Boston College, Boston University, Harvard-Radcliffe, Northeastern, and MIT. 

In a repeat of this season's opening race, the Tech varsity eight jumped out to an early lead on Boston College and opened it wider throughout the course. The most exciting part of the day was that the Engineers provided a strong challenge to the Boston University crew, and in fact led the Terriers for a portion of the race. Boston University remained composed, however, and was able to work back ahead of MIT to cross the finish line up about six seats.

 

Varsity Eight Results

Harvard-Radcliffe  6:43.9

Northeastern         6:52.0

Boston University  6:59.7

MIT                       7:02.4

Boston College      7:19.6

 

The second varsity eight event proved to be less exciting, as the field spread out early in the race and there were no close margins at the finish. The Tech second varsity continued to show improvement, and was able to also defeat Boston College, avenging the 11-second loss from their first meeting this season.

 

Second Varsity Eight Results

Harvard-Radcliffe  7:07.0

Northeastern         7:19.8

Boston University  7:26.3

MIT                       7:38.0

Boston College      7:43.5

 

"The whole team is so excited to end the season on a high note," said head coach Holly Metcalf. "For the past few years BC has edged us out in the varsity race at the Beanpot, and our 2V has never been competitive. To see both crews race so well gives us some really positive momentum heading into our championship races at the Eastern Sprints in two weeks."

 

Varsity Eight

C- Grace Lin

8- Catherine Crowley

7- Rebecca Heywood

6- Erin Meyer

5- Tess Saxton-Fox

4- Monique Squiers

3- Katie Everett

2- Allison Simi

1- Jean Sack

 

Second Varsity Eight

C- Jessica Haskins

8- Hilda Buss

7- Lauren Gresko

6- Megan O'Donnell

5- Katelyn Wolfenberger

4- Aileen Johnson

3- Joanie Weaver

2- Samantha Hartzell

1- Rebecca Fuhlbrigge