Women's Lightweight Crew Places Seventh at IRA National Championship

Women's Lightweight Crew Places Seventh at IRA National Championship


- Location: Sacramento, Calif. (Lake Natoma)

- The Lead: At the IRA National Championship in California, the MIT women's lightweight crew team placed seventh in the Grand Finals of the V8, V4 and 2x races on Lake Natoma.


- In the Grand Final for the V8, MIT finished seventh as the Engineers crossed in a time of 7:06.993. In the heat on Saturday, the Engineers placed seventh with a final time of 6:59.541.

- For the Varsity 4, MIT was seventh in the Grand Final on Sunday in 7:57.789. The Engineers placed seventh in Saturday's heat as well, crossing in 7:49.408 to finish behind Princeton University.

- In the 2x, junior Megan Diehl (Tai Tam, Hong Kong) and first-year Ines Pinilla (Miami, Fla.) placed seventh in the Grand Final. In the final, the duo crossed in 8:30.386 after posting a time of 8:20.896 on Saturday.

- The MIT Varsity 8 boat is currently ranked No. 6 nationally in the IRA/USRowing Varsity Eight Coaches Poll as the Engineers are tied in the poll with the University of Wisconsin.


Varsity 8
Cox: Chloe Thacker
8: Emily Rabinovitsj 
7: Frances Parker-Hale
6: Sophie Blackburn
5: Haley Higginbotham
4: Sophie Anderson
3: Jaime Cook
2: Brigid Bane
1: Sophie Herscovici

Varsity 4
Cox: Jennifer Nwenyi
4: Natalie Northrup  
3: Eve Schoen
2: Maheera Bawa
1: Eileen Hu

2. Megan Diehl
1. Ines Pinilla


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