Women's Openweight Travels to Washington D.C. for George Washington Invitational

Women's Openweight Travels to Washington D.C. for George Washington Invitational

Washington, D.C.-  MIT's openweight crew team traveled to Washington D.C. on Friday to compete in the annual George Washington Invitational on the Potomac River.  Weather concerns changed the schedule of the Invitational, which saw all three boats racing in duals against Navy on Friday.  Saturday's races pitted the Engineers against Navy in addition to George Washington University.

On Friday the Women's Varsity V4 raced the Navy 7 and Navy B4, finishing 3rd in a time of 8:04.60.   Saturday's race, which included George Washington saw Navy take the race in a time of 7:26.60 and the Engineers finishing 3rd in 8:11.10.  Overall, the V4 had a tough weekend as they raced against Navy and George Washington teams with a significant amount of depth.  The V4 hopes that more practice and hard work will help close the margin on the more experienced boats.

The Women's 2V8 finished 2nd on Friday afternoon in their race against Navy, rowing to a time of 6:50.80.  Racing against Navy and George Washington on Saturday, the Engineers couldn't quite repeat their performance from the day before, finishing 3rd in a time of 7:14.60.  The Engineers 2V8 will aim to be more consistent throughout the rest of the season.  

The Women's Varsity 8 races saw two very competitive and positive race performances this weekend.  On Friday, MIT finished just behind Navy. Navy's V8 finished in a time of 6:23.60, while the Engineers finished just off the pace in 6:29.50.  On Saturday the V8 was able to beat George Washington, finishing in 6:37.50 and also closed the gap on Navy from Friday's loss.  Navy finished in 6:32.50. 

The Engineers will have next weekend off before returning to the water when they travel to Lake Quinsigamond April 24 to race against Holy Cross & Rutgers.

 

Friday's Boatings

1V8

Cox Briana Chen

8- Larkin Sayre

7- Abby Diener

6- Maria Messick

5- Christine Langston

4- Elizabeth Brewer

3 Gianna Parella

2- Kristen Manning

1- Brittney Johnson

 

2V8

Cox Christina Rossitto

8- Kaitlyn Mullin

7- Claire Nord

6- Tal Gilad

5- Caitlin McCandler

4- Grace Melcher

3- Francesca Schrembri

2- Elizabeth DeTienne

1- Sophie Geoghan

 

V4

Cox Annie Zhang

4- Isabella Sanders

3- Sarah Coleman

2- Nadia Lucas

1- Nina Fraticelli-Guzman

 
 

Saturday's Boatings

1V

Cox Brianna Chen

8- Larkin Sayre

7- Veronica Toro

6- Maria Messick

5- Abbey Diener

4- Ellie Brewer

3 Christine Langston

2- Kristen Manning

1- Gianna Parella

 

2V

Cox Christina Rossito

8- Kaitlyn Mullin

7- Claire Nord

6- Tal Gilad

5- Caitlin McCandler

4- Grace Melcher

3- Frankie Schembri

2- Elizabeth DeTiene

1- Brittney Johnson

 

V4

Cox Annie Zhang

4- Isabella Sanders

3- Sarah Coleman

2- Nadia Lucas

1- Sophie Geoghan