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Varsity Women's Crew Second in Invitational

By Becky Berry
team member

Rowing aggressively in last Sunday's MIT Invitational on the Charles River, the first MIT varsity women's boat of the race held off Wellesley College, Boston College, and Simmons College to take second place with a time of 14:57. Rowing from bow to stern were: Gloria Ro '95, Barbara Sigmund '92, Becky Berry '95, Alexis Black '95, Megan Jasek '93, Tracy Adams '94, Victoria Parsons '94, Heather Lee '95, and coxswain Sherry Hsiung '95. Everyone in the boat was very pleased with the performance.

MIT entered three varsity boats and a graduate women's eight. The second and third varsity boats had excellent rows, placing 7th and 9th in the field of twelve with times of 15:11 and 15:20 respectively. The graduate women's eight also did well -- their time of 15:19 put them in eighth place.

Coach Mayrene Earle was very excited about the crew's performance. "We are back to the level we were at in 1986, when we went to nationals. I was very happy with how everyone did today and am anticipating great future performances."