Women's Lightweight Crew Competes at the Dad Vail Regatta

Women's Lightweight Crew Competes at the Dad Vail Regatta

THE BASICS:

- Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Schuylkill River)

- The Lead: In the final regatta before the IRA National Championship, the MIT women's lightweight crew team had a solid weekend of racing at the two-day Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

A LOOK INSIDE THE RACES:

- In the 2x on Friday, the Engineers finished second out of six boats in a time of 9:05.833 to advance to Saturday's final. In the final on Saturday, the MIT crew crossed in fourth place out of six boats, finishing in 7:47.873.

- In the V4, MIT finished in 18th place on Friday to earn the final spot in the semifinals with a time of 7:53.755. After a sixth-place finish in the semis at 9:07.192, the Engineers were sixth of six boats in the C Final on Saturday as MIT crossed in 7:43.980.

- The LW4 crew was second out of six boats on Friday in 8:37.408 and on Saturday, the Engineers were fourth out of six in 7:16.734 as the teams were competing for the Robert Espeseth Trophy.

- The MIT LW8 boat was second on Saturday in the competition for the Dennis Kamrad Trophy, crossing in 6:34.385 to finish behind Georgetown. In the Open 8 Petite Final, the Engineers were fourth out of six boats in 6:35.501, putting MIT 2.5 seconds in front of the Duquesne crew.

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

HEAD COACH CLAIRE MARTIN-DOYLE ON THIS WEEKEND'S REGATTA:

"The team had a strong across the board performance today. We pushed hard to earn multiple trips down the course in all boats and are invigorated and ready to put the finishing touches on a charge to the IRA in a few weeks."

BOATINGS: 

Lightweight 8
Cox: Chloe Thacker
8: Emily Rabinovitsj 
7: Sophie Herscovici
6: Sophie Blackburn
5: Haley Higginbotham
4: Sophie Anderson
3: Jaime Cook
2: Brigid Bane
1: Frances Parker-Hale

Varsity 8 Open
Cox: Chloe Thacker
8: Emily Rabinovitsj 
7: Sophie Herscovici
6: Sophie Blackburn
5: Haley Higginbotham
4: Sophie Anderson
3: Jaime Cook
2: Brigid Bane
1: Frances Parker-Hale 

Lightweight 4
Cox: Jennifer Nwenyi
4: Natalie Northrup  
3: Eve Schoen
2: Maheera Bawa
1: Eileen Hu

Varsity 4 Open
Cox: Sarah Quraishi
4. Crystal Chen
3. Jordan Docter
2. Sarah Edwards
1. Violet Felt

Varsity Double Open
2. Megan Diehl
1. Ines Pinilla

UP NEXT:

- MIT wraps up the 2018-19 season on June 1-2 at the IRA National Championship on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, California. 

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