Tech Places Fifth at Patriot League Championship

Tech Places Fifth at Patriot League Championship

WORCESTER, Mass. – Making its second appearance ever at the Patriot League Rowing Championship, the MIT women's openweight crew finished fifth in all three events and also placed fifth overall in the team standings. 

Competing for the first time this season, the varsity four settled into fifth place at the start and stayed there for the full length of the course, finishing with open water separating it from both the boat ahead and the one behind. The final times for the race were: Navy 7:48.0, Colgate 7:57.1, Holy Cross 7:58.1, Bucknell 8:00.1, MIT 8:36.7, and Lehigh 9:08.8. 

In the second varsity eight race the Engineers had a great start and were right in the pack for the first 500. Throughout the middle 1000 of the race the crew was neck-and-neck with Lehigh, before the Mountain Hawks were able to pull ahead with an impressive sprint. The results of the event were: Bucknell 6:57.2, Navy 6:59.6, Holy Cross 7:07.4, Lehigh 7:17.9, MIT 7:21.6, and Colgate 7:35.8.

 The varsity eights raced last, and proved to have the tightest field in the history of the Patriot League; less than five seconds separated fifth place from second, with the winner only another three seconds ahead. MIT had a strong first half, but was unable to respond to strong moves from the opposing crews in the third 500. Final times were: Bucknell 6:54.2, Colgate 6:57.2, Navy 6:58.1, Holy Cross 6:58.9, MIT 7:02.1, and Lehigh 7:19.9. 

Final team point standings for the championship were:

1. Bucknell, 33

2. Navy, 28

3. Colgate, 22

4. Holy Cross, 21

5. MIT, 12

6. Lehigh, 10


Next weekend Tech concludes its regular season at home with the Beanpot Regatta, against Boston College, Boston University, Harvard-Radcliffe, and Northeastern.


Varsity Eight

C – Grace Lin

8 – Rebecca Heywood

7 – Catherine Crowley

6 – Erin Meyer

5 – Tess Saxton-Fox

4 – Monique Squiers

3 – Katie Everett

2 – Allison Simi

1 – Jean Sack


Second Varsity Eight

C – Jessica Haskins

8 – Hilda Buss

7 – Lauren Gresko

6 – Rachel Clary

5 – Megan O'Donnell

4 – Katelyn Wolfenberger

3 – Meghan Dow

2 – Rebecca Fuhlbrigge

1 – Samantha Hartzell


Varsity Four

C – Michelle Victora

4 – Joanie Weaver

3 – Aileen Johnson

2 – Carmen Castaños

1 – Julie Wang