Men’s Heavyweight Crew Competes in Alumni Cup

Men's heavyweight crew
Photo by Scullingfool Photography

THE BASICS:

- Event: Alumni Cup

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (Lake Quinsigamond)

- The Lead: Racing in ideal conditions for the Alumni Cup, with cool temperatures and a variable eight to 10 mile per hour cross-headwind on Lake Quinsigamond, the MIT men's heavyweight crew team saw its Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ capture third place while the Second Varsity 8+ finished fourth on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the Varsity 8 race, MIT moved steadily ahead of Holy Cross from the 500-meter mark, finishing five seconds ahead of the Crusaders in time of 6:10.92. The Engineers trailed first-place Dartmouth by eight seconds and runner-up Columbia by four seconds.

- The Varsity 4+ was edged out of second place by Dartmouth's "B" boat by .79 seconds, but had a four-second margin over Columbia, crossing the finish line in 7:09.45. Dartmouth's "A" boat comfortably won the race with a time of 6:50.4.

- Dartmouth won the Second Varsity 8+ in 6:02.32, followed by Columbia (6:09.38), Holy Cross (6:09.91), and MIT (6:21.51).

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

2V8+
Cox: Vanessa Wong
8: William Robinson
7: Patrick Dent
6: Nick Mannhardt
5: Jay Hesslink
4: Nate Cruz Walma
3: Parker Mayhew
2: Patrick Tornes
1: Keith Murray

V4+
Cox: Du'aa Sharif
4: Williiam Ludington
3: Ali Sinan Kaya
2: Collin Warner
1: Ruben Merenfeld

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts for the Donahue Cup on Saturday, April 13.

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