Men's Heavyweight Crew Opens Spring Season on Charles River

Men's Heavyweight Crew Opens Spring Season on Charles River

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT men's heavyweight crew team opened the spring portion of its season on a blue-skied Saturday morning against Boston College and Bates College at home on the Charles River, racing in its first regatta in over four months. The Engineers fielded three boats, two of which were Varsity 8's and one Varsity 4. All three of them finished fastest in their respective heats.

MIT's Varsity 8 A boat, which set out early that morning, completed the course in 6:21.0, finishing just ahead of Bates with a 6:23.6 and Boston College with a 6:42. The B boat, which was sent out soon after the first heat, finished with a time of 6:24. Boston College's B and C boats followed with times of 6:25 and 6:33 and Bates' B and C boats completed the course with times of 6:40 and 6:55.

In the Varsity 4, it was a race between MIT, Bates and the clock, with the Cardinal and Gray finishing the course in 7:32.9 and Bates coming in soon after with a time of 7:44.6.

Next Saturday, the Engineers will travel to Worcester, Mass. to race on Lake Quinsigamond against Holy Cross and Columbia University, with the regatta starting at 7:20 a.m.

Varsity 8 A
Cox.         Charles Hsu
Stroke      Michael Klinker
7              Alexander Nelson
             Nate Colgan
             Andrew Yang
4              Matthew Connelly
3              Erik Pearson
2              Matthew Miklasevich
1              David Ashpole


Varsity 8 B
Cox          Alex Feldstein
Stroke      Aaron Baumgarten
7              Nick Lima
             Christian Vilanilam
5              Bryan Chang
             Trevor Zinser
3              James Krasner
             Ben Potash
             Connor McMahan
Varsity 4
Cox          Ali Finkelstein
Stroke      Samarth Mohan
3              Eric Klinkhammer
2              Matthew Hunter
1              Anthony McHugh