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Rowing Wins BC-MIT Cup

The Eagles competed on the Charles for the first time this spring.

The Eagles competed on the Charles for the first time this spring.

April 6, 2013

Results vs. MIT | Results vs. Simmons, Vermont

Boston College won every event in which it raced, and the Varsity Eight won the BC-MIT Cup for the first time in its three-year existence in brisk conditions on the Charles River in Boston, Mass., on Saturday morning.

In the team's first regatta on the Charles this spring, the Varsity Eight pulled off a come-from-behind victory against MIT taking its lead on the last few strokes of the race. The Eagles finished with a time of 7:50.9 just ahead of the Engineers (7:51.7)

BC's Second Varsity Eight raced closely with the Engineers throughout the first 1,000 meters before the Eagles created a wider margin in the remainder of the race. BC clocked in at 7:48.9 while MIT came in at 7:59.0. The Second Varsity Eight remains undefeated during the spring season.

In the Varsity Four event, the Eagles won with a considerable lead. BC crossed the finish at 9:13.1 while MIT finished with a time of 9:56.0.

Racing in the same event, BC's Third Varsity Eight (7:17.0) and Novice Eight (7:24.0) took first and second place respectively against a crew from Vermont (8:06.3) and two entries from Simmons (8:28.9, 8:29. 4).

During the harshest conditions of the day, BC's Second (8:23.6) and Third Varsity (10:06.8) Fours finished in first and fourth respectively competing in the same event. The Second Varsity Four battled with two Simmons crews (8:27.2, 8:33.6) over the race's first 1,000 meters before pulling away from the Sharks in the last 500 meters.

Boston College next competes at the Knecht Cup from April 13-14 on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

Boston College Race Schedule/Results:

9:20 a.m. - Varsity Eight (BC vs. MIT, Cup Race) - First Place (7:50.9)
9:40 a.m. - Second Varsity Eight (BC vs. MIT) - First Place (7:48.9)
10:00 a.m. - Varsity Four "A" (BC vs. MIT) - First Place (9:13.1)
10:10 a.m. - Third Varsity Eight & Novice Eight (BC vs. UVM, Simmons) - First (7:17.0) & Second Place (7:24.0)
10:40 a.m. - Varsity Four "B" & "C" (BC vs. UVM, Simmons) - First (8:23.6) & Fourth Place (10:06.8)

Boston College Boat Lineups:

Varsity Eight
Coxswain: Kaitlyn Votta, stroke: Ellen Burr, 7: Nicole Frederick, 6: Margaret Hanlon, 5: Wylie Wilson, 4: Emma Metzger, 3: Katie Casebeer, 2: Jennifer Johnson, bow: Sarah Loiselle.

Second Varsity Eight:
Coxswain: Kelly McElduff, stroke: Alyssa Rizzini, 7: Chelsea Robin, 6: Megan Carney, 5: Stephanie Ragland, 4: Alicia McKean, 3: Erica Jennings, 2: Victoria Greco, bow: Rachel Hess.

Varsity Four:
Coxswain: Lauren Beebe, stroke: Jennifer Frese, 3: Kaitlin Campbell, 2: Jane Aulenback, bow: Katie Ewell.

Second Varsity Four:
Coxswain: Justine Yunakov, stroke: Chelsey Frost, 3: Caroline Kirkwood, 2: Karen Shu, bow: Ellen Keenan.

Third Varsity Eight:
Coxswain: Shealyn Mathews, stroke: Megan Conway, 7: Victoria Goetz, 6: Haley Clarke, 5: Melissa Chavez, 4: Jillian Bungard, 3: Maclaine Sisco, 2: Alexis Carriere, bow: Katelyn Olsson.

Novice Eight:
Coxswain: Kylie Hasegawa, stroke: Alexandra Root, 7: Caroline Henry, 6: Emily Quaglia, 5: Alexis Hawkins, 4: Meghan Dens, 3: Michaela Jaffe, 2: Catherine Goldberg, bow: Megan Cronquist.

Third Varsity Four:
Coxswain: Kayla Oak, stroke: Abby Oliveira, 3: Karen Campbell, 2: Caroline Mitton, bow: Anne LaGatta.

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