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Women's crew comes in second

By Amy Bowen225-8291

The MIT Varsity Women's Crew entered two eights in the 1991 MIT Invitational held on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The first MIT boat had a solid race, pulling away steadily from the Simmons College boat over the 2.5 mile course. MIT finished second out of the five crews in the race with a time of 15:17, behind Tufts University.

The second MIT varsity boat started off the line on the tail of Simmons and confidently swung past that crew to take fourth place with at time of 15:59, only 10 seconds behind the third place crew, Boston College.

The MIT Novice Women made a strong showing against Tufts, Simmons and Brandeis in the

invitational, their first race of the year. Five of the 11 novice women crews in the competition were from MIT. MIT captured a solid second place behind Tufts and a fourth place behind Simmons with times of 16:26 and 17:17, respectively. MIT crews also took eighth (only five seconds behind the seventh place crew from Simmons), 10th- and 11th-place finishes in the race.

The MIT women are now preparing to compete in the last race of the fall season -- the Novice Women in eights, the Varsity Women in fours -- in the Foot of the Charles on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Amy Bowen '92 is captain of the women's varsity crew.