Freshman Heavies Humble Green Monster
Nov. 5, 2005
HANOVER, N.H. - MIT's freshman heavyweight crew finished seventh out of 23 boats at Dartmouth College's Green Monster Invitational. Battling a three-mile course along the Connecticut River, Tech's eight fared remarkably well by securing wins over Harvard, Dartmouth and New Hampshire.
The Scarlet Knights of Rutgers dominated the men's event with two fast eights. Trinity College closed in second with an aggressive attack, and out-stroked all the other teams. Boston University, winners of the Youth 4+ at the Head of the Charles, finished third overall.
Saturday's conditions provided a nice back-drop to the fall season. With temperatures in the low 60's, a light tail stream and sunny skies, the Engineers were poised to continue their success from the Head. Although MIT was passed by Rutgers in the first mile of the course, the Engineers rallied in the second mile to pass two Harvard boats and another eight just before the finish line.
"It was a good showing for our guys," said novice head coach Dan Perkins. "The fall regattas have provided our novices with valuable racing experience."
MIT wraps up its fall slate at home on Nov. 19 in the Foot of the Charles.