SAN DIEGO, Calif. – MIT's men's lightweight crew team traveled to California for the San Diego Crew Classic, which will take place from Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 6. Tech entered just one boat in the event, a Varsity 8, that fared well on the first day of competition.
In the Men's Collegiate Cal Cup on Saturday, the Engineers finished in second place with its time of 6:21.48, completing the course just a second behind the University of Maryland with its 6:20.44. Orange Coast College took third in 6:24.50, Notre Dame University was fourth with a 6:24.60 and Santa Clara University finished in fifth in 6:31.89. Rounding out the heat were Loyola in sixth place with a 6:45.33 and USC in seventh with a time of 6:47.95.
On Sunday, the Engineers competed in the Grand Final, finishing in fourth place overall with a time of 6:24.77. Completing the course less than 10 second ahead of MIT was Grand Valley State University that took first in 6:14.31. The University of California Irvine finished just over a second behind Tech in fifth place with a 6:25.88.
Tech will host the Biglin Bowl on Saturday, April 12, facing crews from Harvard University and Dartmouth University.Varsity 8 + C Yoonjeong Kim 8 Tom Altmann 7 Luke Koblan 6 David Danko 5 Mycal Tucker 4 Chris Schlaepfer 3 Elezhan Zhakiya 2 Christopher Knapp 1 Johnathan Kongoletos