- Location: Washington, D.C. (Potomac River)
- The Lead: Led by a first-place showing on Saturday from the MIT women's openweight varsity 8 boat, the Engineers took part in the two-day George Washington Invitational on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- On Friday, the Varsity 8 crew and coxswain Vanessa Wong (Boise, Idaho) were leading at the 1,000-meter mark before dropping back and coming up a boat length short as the Georgetown lightweight crew took that race. The Engineers finished in third, while Drexel was the runner-up.
- In the Second Varsity 8, the Engineers got off to a frantic start as a number of the athletes had also just rowed in the Varsity 4 race. In that race, MIT came in third in a time of 6:56.20 as Drexel was first at 6:35.20, along with Georgetown lightweight in second at 6:42.10
- In the Varsity 4, the Engineers rowed very well and held off the Georgetown lightweight crew to cross in second in a time of 7:24. The Hoyas were third in 7:25.60, while Drexel took the race in 7:15.3.
- In Saturday's racing, the Engineers crossed in second place in the varsity 4 race in a time of 7:18.10. Saint Joseph's took the heat in 7:12.80, while MIT held off Patriot League foe Georgetown as the Hoyas finished in 7:32.90.
- The Second Varsity 8 crossed in a time of 7:35.80 to finish third as the Hawks from St. Joseph's won in 6:51.30 and the Hoyas were second at 6:57.20. The 2V8 is a very young and inexperienced boat that rowed well and put together a strong race as part of the improvement process each day.
- In Varsity 8 action on Saturday, MIT was ready as the crew held off Georgetown by a .90-second margin to take first place in a time of 6:31.90. The MIT crew was down six seats halfway through the race before being able to walk through the Hoyas for the win. Georgetown was second in 6:32.80, followed by St. Joseph's in third at 6:51.80.
- The Engineers return to action on Saturday, April 21st as the team travels to the Cherry Hill Invitational, which will take place on the Cooper River in Camden County, N.J.