- Location: Sacramento, Calif. (Lake Natoma)
- The Lead: At the season-ending IRA National Championship, the MIT women's lightweight crew team placed sixth overall with 43 points in the three-day event that took place at Lake Natoma.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
SUNDAY'S RACING SUMMARY
- In the varsity 4 grand final on Sunday, the MIT crew posted the top finish in program history as the Engineers crossed in fourth in a time of 7:26.420. MIT was just over four seconds behind Boston University for third after falling to the Terriers by nearly nine seconds on Saturday in the heats.
- The varsity 8 captured the petite final on Sunday as the Engineers defeated Tulsa for the third time on the weekend. The boat finished in a time of 6:49.794 and was seventh overall.
- In Sunday's doubles grand final, MIT finished in sixth overall as the Engineers posted a time of 8:35.497.
SATURDAY'S RACING SUMMARY
- On Saturday in the varsity 8 heat, the Engineers crossed in third place in a time of 6:47.275 to finish in front of Tulsa and move into the repechage with a chance to still earn a spot in the grand final. MIT placed third in that race, finishing in 6:41.277 to finish comfortably in front of Tulsa and just back of Georgetown.
- In the varsity 4, MIT made a run at BU in the middle 1000 before the Terriers pulled away over the final 500 meters as MIT finished fourth in 7:26.420.
- In the pairs heat, the Engineers were sixth in 8:33.924 as Stanford won that heat on Saturday.
COACH MARTIN-DOYLE ON THE WEEKEND'S REGATTA
"Our racing at the IRA showed the continued momentum of speed in our program - with a breakout performance in the four, and a convincing win in the petite final of the eight, the speed of the overall squad is solid. This was a great weekend of racing where we were able to challenge ourselves every race and every stroke and through that, continue to build the speed and depth of our program."
Cox: Chloe Thacker
Stroke: Brigid Bane
7: Sharon Wu
6: Kelly Barton
Cox: Prianca Tawde
4: Eileen Hu
1: Lucy Milde
1: Anne Kelley