Men’s Heavyweight Crew Overpowers Coast Guard in Spring Opener

Men's heavyweight crew
Photo by Scullingfool Photography

THE BASICS:

- Event: U.S. Coast Guard Academy

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Charles River)

- The Lead: For the second year in a row, the MIT men's heavyweight crew team dominated the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in its spring debut on Sunday. Despite racing in difficult conditions that featured choppy water with a strong cross-headwind building throughout the morning, the Engineers swept all three of their races by an average of 24 seconds.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Second Varsity 8 hit the water first and clocked a time of 6:51.10, exactly 19.48 seconds ahead of Coast Guard. The Varsity 8 followed with a 23-second victory (6:38.4 – 7:01) while the Varsity 4+ completed the sweep with a comfortable win in 8:24.49. Coast Guard's "A" boat crossed the finished line 30.1 seconds later as its "B" boat finished in 9:12.80.

V8+
Cox: Alex Meredith
8: Ben Koenig
7: Max von Franque
6: Cooper Jones
5: James Greer
4: Darius Chan
3: Patrick Dent
2: Charlie Inman
1: Orrie Page

2V8+
Cox: Du'aa Sharif
8: William Robinson
7: Jay Hesslink
6: Andrew Cummings
5: Kai Maier
4: Nick Mannhardt
3: Parker Mayhew
2: Nate Cruz Walma
1: Keith Murray

V4+
Cox: Vanessa Wong
4: William Ludington
3: Ali Sinan Kaya
2: Patrick Tornes
1: Ian McJohn

UP NEXT:

- MIT travels to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts for the Alumni Cup on Saturday, April 6.

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