Men’s Heavyweight Crew 2V8+ and V4+ Defeat Marist

Men’s Heavyweight Crew 2V8+ and V4+ Defeat Marist


- Event: Marist College

- Location: Cambridge, Mass. (Charles River)

- The Lead: In the first dual race between MIT and Marist College, both of which were tied for 24th in the IRA/USRowing National Coaches Poll, the Red Foxes captured a slim victory in the Varsity 8+ but the Engineers won the Second Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+ races on Sunday morning.


- Racing in 60-degree temperatures and very little wind, Marist took a substantial lead in the second 200 meters of the V8+ race. MIT held the Red Foxes from that point forward before closing the gap in the sprint. Marist crossed the finish line in 5:52.8, just 1.7 seconds ahead of the Engineers.

- In the 2V8+ race, MIT built an early six-seat lead. The Red Foxes, however, pushed back in the second 1,000 meters and closed the gap to four seats with 500 meters to go. The Engineers put together a solid sprint, increasing their lead at the finish, resulting in a 3.3 second victory (6:03.7 – 6:07.0).

- MIT's V4+ led the race from the start and never looked back, finishing in 7:03.4, exactly 10.4 seconds ahead of Marist.

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

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

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


- MIT will host Bates College on Saturday, April 20 on the Charles River.


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