April 5, 2009

Men's Heavyweight Crew Finishes Close Second at Alumni Cup

April 5, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT’s varsity heavyweight crew began its spring season with a strong showing against one of the best crews in the country, finishing less than two seconds behind Columbia in the Alumni Cup. Columbia, which finished sixth at last year’s national championships, entered the campaign ranked No. 8 in the nation.

The Engineers gave Columbia all it could handle, fighting the Lions for every stroke of the wind-shortened 1300 meter course. Holy Cross finished third, six seconds behind MIT.

MIT’s freshman crew dominated its race, finishing several lengths ahead of the Columbia and Holy Cross frosh boats.

The Engineer’s varsity lineup was: (cox) Steve Young, (stroke) Luke Urban, (7) Lucas Goodman, (6) Tom Larsen, (5) Rane Nolan, (4) Kevin Kelley, (3) James Stenard, (2) Dave Jenicek, (1) Matt Pegler.

The freshman lineup was: (cox) Rishi Dixit, (stroke) Aaron Koski, (7) John Busche (6) Chris Jones (5) Steven Wesel (4) Ted Eby (3) Alban Cobi (2) Nathaniel Shoemaker-Trejo (1) Cyrus Rich.

Varsity Eight
Columbia 3:38.96
MIT 3:40.86
Holy Cross 3:46.40

Freshman Eight
MIT 3:40.9
Columbia 3:52.86
Holy Cross 3:59.48