Women's Openweight Crew

 

Openweight Crew Rows at EAWRC Sprints

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – MIT's women's openweight crew teams competed today at the annual EAWRC Sprints, held this year on the Cooper River. The Engineers finished 11th in the Willing Point Trophy competition, totaling 22 points.

In the opening heats, the Varsity 8 crew rowed in Heat 1 and finished fifth in the six-team heat, edging out the University of Massachusetts by a little more than a second with a clocking of 7:35.666. The Engineers finished 12 seconds behind fourth-place Holy Cross.  The second Varsity 8 boat also raced in Heat 1 in its event and finished sixth in a time of 8:06.292. The Varsity 4 boat also finished sixth in hits preliminary heat, crossing the line in 9:24.121. 

All three crews moved on to the Petite Finals in their respective classes. The second Varsity 8 team had the best showing, taking fifth in its final where it finished nine seconds behind UMass and three seconds ahead of Rutgers. The Varsity 8 boat was less than 11 seconds off the pace of the third-place crew from Boston College, finishing sixth by less than five seconds to Rutgers. The Varsity 4 crew was also sixth, finishing eight seconds behind the entry from Georgetown.

MIT has one final event on its 2012-13 schedule, the Patriot League Championship that will be held May 17 on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts.

EAWRC Sprints Results

Varsity 8 – Heat 1

Columbia - 7:10.979

Navy - 7:15.627

Buffalo - 7:19.221

Holy Cross - 7:23.275

MIT - 7:35.666

Massachusetts - 7:36.91 

2nd Varsity 8 - Heat 1

Brown - 7:10.994

Boston - 7:28.433

Navy - 7:29.812

Buffalo - 7:30.116

Georgetown - 7:47.998

MIT - 8:06.292

Varsity 4 – Heat 1

Brown - 8:20.049

Northeastern - 8:37.168

Boston College - 8:48.330

Rutgers              - 8:53.513

Buffalo - 9:06.480

MIT - 9:24.121

Varsity 8 – Petite Final

Georgetown - 7:26.752

Holy Cross - 7:33.398

Boston College - 7:37.878

Massachusetts - 7:41.665

Rutgers - 7:43.687

MIT - 7:48.476

2nd Varsity  - Petite Final

Buffalo - 7:39.547

Georgetown - 7:53.877

Holy Cross - 7:57.918

Massachusetts - 8:02.292

MIT - 8:11.742

Rutgers - 8:14.401

Varsity 4 – Petite Final

Buffalo - 8:39.154

Holy Cross - 8:40.297

Rutgers - 8:47.143

Massachusetts - 8:52.853

Georgetown - 9:00.621

MIT - 9:08.943