Engineers Place 13th at Thompson Trophy

Engineers Place 13th at Thompson Trophy

April 20, 2008

NEW LONDON, Conn. - A strong outing by A-Division skipper Josh Leighton and crew Karlen Ruleman kept MIT close to the top 10 as Tech finished 13th out of 18 teams at the Thompson Trophy hosted by Connecticut College on Saturday.

Leighton and Ruleman dazzled with three first place marks among the 10 races, the cushion they needed to rank a solid eighth in their circuit. The duo defeated Boston University's top team by a count of 89-101, but the Terriers finished fifth overall.

MIT's `B' group finished 13th, while racing eight rounds.

Harvard University won the event with a score of 105.