Openweight Crew finishes 8th in Novice 8 Event

Closing out the fall season on its home river, the MIT openweight crew team took part in the Foot of the Charles competition today on the Charles River. The Engineers saw their best finish in the Novice 8 event where the A boat finished eighth in a 16-team field.

In the Novice 8 race the MIT A crew finished the course in 14:25.8 to claim the eighth spot, placing ahead of openweight and a lightweight crews from Radcliffe. The Engineers were 27 seconds behind the next highest finishing crew from Northeastern. MIT’s B entry was 12th in 14:58.5, edging out the Boston University B team by five seconds.

MIT also had three crews in the Varsity 4+ competition. The A crew had the best outing, turning in a time of 14:58.6 to finish 23rd in the 35 boat field, finishing just four seconds behind a lightweight crew from Boston University and five seconds ahead of Northeastern’s C boat. The Engineers’ C crew was 25th in a time of 15:03.9, while the B boat was 28th with an effort of 15:09.4.

—Phil Hess