MIT Openweight Crew Picked Picks Up Four Wins at GW Invitational

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It was a successful weekend for the MIT women's openweight crew team at the George Washington Invitational. The Engineers scored four individual race victories, including three by the Varsity 8 squad. The wins helped MIT to a third-place finish among six teams in the Howard W. Wilkins Bowl standings.

Squaring off against host George Washington on Friday, MIT saw its Varsity 8 squad score its first victory as the Engineers edged out the Colonials by less than a second. George Washington came back with a win in the contest between the second Varsity 8 squads as well as in the Varsity 4 race.

Moving to Saturday the Engineers were back on the waters of the Potomac, taking on Saint Joseph's in the morning session. Both Varsity 8 squads were successful, with the first team crossing the line 5.1 seconds ahead of their competitors and the second boat scoring a closer, three-second win over the Hawks. In the Varsity 4 race, the Engineers finished second by less than 10 seconds to the No. 1 Saint Joe's boat while finishing nearly 20 seconds ahead of the Hawk's B entry.

In the afternoon races MIT took on Georgetown. Once again the Varsity 8 team came out on top, besting the Hoyas by just 0.5 seconds in a dramatic finish. The second Varsity 8 team finished second by a margin of nearly 10 seconds, with the Varsity 4 team also second, by a margin of nearly 15 seconds to the Hoyas team.

MIT will be in action again next Saturday, heading back home to the Charles River where the Engineers will take on crews from UMass and Wellesley.

 

George Washington Invitational

Friday
Varsity 8

1- MIT 6:38.50
2- GW 6:39.25

Second Varsity 8
1- GW 6:53.70
2- MIT 7:02.56
3- GW 3V 7:16.02

Varsity 4
1- GW 7:52.60
2- MIT 8:05.66

Saturday Morning
Varsity 8

1- MIT 6:30.70
2- Saint Joseph's 6:35.80

Second Varsity 8
1- MIT 6:47.00
2- Saint Joseph's 6:50.00

Varsity 4
1- Saint Joseph's 7:34.90
2- MIT 7:44.38
3- Saint Joseph's B 8:04.15

Saturday Afternoon
Varsity 8

1- MIT 6:20.20
2- Georgetown 6:20.70

Second Varsity 8
1- Georgetown 6:35.90
2- MIT 6:50.60

Varsity 4
1- Georgetown 7:08.10
2- MIT 7:17.20