Men’s Lightweight Crew Opens Season at Head of the Charles

Photo by David Vapnek '23
Photo by David Vapnek '23


- Event: Head of the Charles Regatta

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Charles River)

- The Lead: The MIT men's lightweight crew team made its 2019-20 debut at the Head of the Charles this past weekend. Competing in boats comprised of mostly first-years and sophomores, the Engineers saw the Club 8+ rank 28th on Saturday while the Lightweight 4+ and Lightweight 8+ placed 14th and 15th, respectively, on Sunday.


- In a crowded field of 39 entries, which also included heavyweight boats, MIT finished 28th with a time of 16:28.040. The Engineers reached the Riverside Boat Club in 3:46.597 and then passed the Weld Boathouse just over the nine-minute mark. MIT crossed the Cambridge Boat Club checkpoint in 13:37.890 before reaching the finish line 2:50.15 later.

Cox: Alice Martynova
8: Kevin Lu
7: Ari Grayzel
6: Gabriel Margolis
5: Kevin Shao
4: Jan Wojcik
3: Carson Collard
2: Julian Zulueta
1: Jeevesh Konuru

HOW IT HAPPENED – Lightweight 4+:

- MIT secured 14th place as it reached the Riverside Boat Club in 3:53.26, passed the Weld Boathouse in 9:34.538*, and crossed the Cambridge Boat Club checkpoint in 14:27.09 before breaking the finish line in 17:28.090.

Cox: Jose Lavariega
4: Michael Carolan
3: Alexander Hom
2: Peter Hegel
1: Luke Stewart

HOW IT HAPPENED – Lightweight 8+:

- In a field of 17 teams, MIT finished with a time of 15:02.454 as it held off Mercyhurst by 2.3 seconds and finished 13 seconds ahead of Temple.

Cox: Elley Goldberg
8: Sam Boshar
7: Alvin Li
6: Jakob Jarczynski
5: Sam Costa
4: Collin Renae
3: Andrew Stoddard
2: Richard Sollee
1: Rick Ono


- MIT returns to the water on Saturday, Nov. 9 when it competes in the Pairs Race on the Charles River.


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