MIT Lightweight Women Make Strides in Cocoa Beach

MIT Lightweight Women Make Strides in Cocoa Beach

Jan. 16, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT crew program traveled to Cocoa Beach, Florida, on the last day of 2007 and began a 10-day winter training trip. Upon arrival in the Sunshine State, the weather was a perfect 70 degrees with clear, blue skies.

However, two rows into the trip some unpleasant weather and wind set in, leaving the crews on land and to contend with conditions thought to have been left behind at Pierce Boathouse. When the crews returned to the water on Friday, the weather could not have been more perfect. The next five days brought beautiful weather and water, and many happy rowers and coaches.

The lightweight women used this trip to work both on technique and overall fitness. Within a few days of being back on the water, the rowers began to make technical strides and continue their development from the fall season. Coach Claire Kostrzewski commented, "This was a great trip for the entire team. Our athletes worked hard to bring their rowing to a new level."

The Engineers will now focus on indoor training as they prepare for their first race of the spring in Philadelphia on March, 29.