Varsity Quad Boat Leads Women's Lightweight Crew at Knecht Cup

Varsity Quad Boat Leads Women's Lightweight Crew at Knecht Cup


- Location: Cherry Hill, N.J. (Cooper River)

- The Lead: Over the weekend, the MIT women's lightweight crew team competed at the Knecht Cup on the Cooper River as the Engineers had boats in the V8, Novice 4 and Quad races.


- On Saturday morning, the V8 A and B crews competed and finished in fifth and sixth to advance to the Petite Final on Sunday. The A boat finished in 7:09.66, while the B crew crossed in 7:44.01.

- The Novice 4 boat placed fifth in its heat in a time of 9:42.31, while the V4 was fifth at 8:17.68. The Varsity 4x crew advanced to the final as they crossed in 7:55.18 late in the afternoon on Saturday.

- On Sunday, the MIT 4x boat finished fourth in the openweight final in 8:11.44 as the Engineers crossed in front of the two crews from Bucknell in their first race of the season.

- In the Petite Final, the MIT V8 A was second in a time of 7:04.76 and the MIT V8 B crew finished in front of Princeton in fifth at 7:33.36.

- The MIT Varsity 8 boat is currently ranked No. 7 nationally in the IRA/USRowing Varsity Eight Coaches Poll.


Varsity 8 "A"
Cox: Chloe Thacker
7: Jaime Cook
6: Maheera Bawa 
5: Haley Higginbotham
4: Sophie Anderson
3: Sophie Herscovici
2: Brigid Bane
1: Frances Parker-Hale 

Varsity 8 "B"
Cox: Jennifer Nwenyi
8: Crystal Chen
7: Jordan Docter
6: Eileen Hu
5: Eve Schoen
4: Sarah Edwards
3: Megan Diehl
2: Ning Guan
1: Natalie Northrup

Varsity 4
Cox: Jennifer Nwenyi
4. Crystal Chen
3. Jordan Docter
2. Eileen Hu
1. Ines Pinilla

Novice 4
Cox: Isha Mehrotra
4. Natalie Northrup
3. Violet Felt
2. Danica Dong
1. Savannah Tynan 

4. Eve Schoen
3. Violet Felt
2. Megan Diehl
1. Ines Pinilla


- MIT returns to action on April 20th as the Engineers host Wellesley College on the Charles River.


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