Men’s Heavyweight Crew Has Strong Showing at Dad Vail Regatta

Men’s Heavyweight Crew Has Strong Showing at Dad Vail Regatta


- Event: Dad Vail Regatta

- Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Schuylkill River)

- The Lead: Competing in the two-day Dad Vail Regatta, the MIT men's heavyweight crew team saw its Second Varsity 8 and Third Varsity 4 place finish fifth and sixth in their respective Grand Final races while the Varsity 8 finish fourth in the Petite Final on Saturday.


- In Friday's time trial, the Varsity 8 finished eighth with a time of 5:27.666 seconds, exactly 2.165 seconds behind fourth-place Delaware. St. Joseph's registered the best time of the day, completing the 1,900-meter race in 5:17.680. Later in the day, the Engineers finished fourth in the semifinals with a time of 5.52.699 as Army edged them out by 2.6 seconds. In the Petite Final on Saturday, MIT crossed the finish line in 5:48.889 to place fourth in its heat and 10th overall. Despite a good time, it was not quite fast enough in a very strong field. Army came away with the victory with a time of 5:44.276.

- The Second Varsity 8 won its very close time trial in 5:34.059, .24 seconds ahead of St. Joseph's, and .8 seconds ahead of fourth-place Delaware. The Engineers recorded another victory as they edged out Virginia by 1.657 seconds (6:00.674 – 6:02.331) in the semifinals. Racing for the Ernie Bayer Trophy on Saturday, MIT finished fifth in 5:58.254, capping off a highly successful season. Temple captured the trophy with a time of 5:46.884.

- The 3V4 recorded a time of 6:31.832, which ranked fifth in Friday's time trial and was five seconds behind first-place Drexel. MIT then finished second in its semifinal race as it was beat out by Colgate by 5.501 seconds (6:56.727 – 7:02.228). In Saturday's Grand Final, SUNY Brockport edged out the Engineers by .649 seconds for fifth place, in what was a good showing for MIT's boat. Drexel won the event with a time of 6:44.475.

Cox: Alex Meredith
8: Charlie Inman
7: Patrick Dent
6: Clay Jones
5: Quinn Johns
4: Ben Koenig
3: Brandon Motes
2: Sam Ihns
1: Hamilton Eng

Cox: Jesse Chang
8: William Robinson
7: Stephen Townsend
6: Andrew Cummings
5: Calvin Krikorian
4: Jack Gordon
3: Kai Maier
2: Abram Turner
1: Aidan Driscoll

Cox: Du'aa Sharif
4: Patrick Tornes
3: Lars Erik Kleiven
2: Ruben Merenfeld
1: Jeevesh Konuru


- MIT awaits the announcement for selections to the IRA National Championship which will be held June 1-3 at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.


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