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