Lightweights Send Three Boats to the Head of the Charles

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – MIT lightweight’s raced in three events at the 45th running of the Head of the Charles in Boston. In the Club 8+ event on Saturday, the freshmen lightweight squad powered their way to 16th position out of the field of 46 in a time of 16:19.491. Starting in the 13th position, the Engineers did not get the satisfaction of passing another crew in the race, but they got the benefit of clear water and low interference from opposing crews. The squad was led by coxswain Henry Skumpneiwitz followed from stroke to bow by Zach Segal, Jaime Byron Sam Simons, Cameron McAlpine, John DiMino, Steven Freiberg, Sam Reineman, and bow man Devin Cela.

In blustery, snowy conditions the varsity contingent took to the water on Sunday first in the Lightweight Fours event where Tech finished in 10th place overall and sixth among collegiate crews in a time of 19:01.671. The boat was driven by junior coxswain Diana Wu, and rowed by stroke Michael Lo, Justus Kebschull, Erick Fuentes and Jeff Iqbal. In the Lightweight Eight competition, MIT put together its first varsity lineup of the year with coxswain Emily Shao, stroke Rico Suarez followed by Ryan Flynn, Nick Murlo, Aaron Blankstein, Dan Fourie, Jacob Brubert, Jameson Nash, and bow man Keith Loebner. The Cardinal and Gray raced in a time of 16:36.283 to capture17th place.

Next up for MIT is the Princeton Three-Mile Chase in Princeton, N.J. on Sunday, October 25.