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Alumni Rowers Capture Gold

By Roger Crosley
Director or Sports Information

Four alumni represented the United States in international rowing competition over the summer months. Director of Crew Stu Schmill '86 coached the United States rowing entry to the World Maccabiah Games in Tiberias, Isreal. Schmill's crews won gold medals in the four with coxswain, the straight four, and the straight pair. Additionally, a second U.S. boat won the silver medal in the straight pair event.

Linda Muri '85, Steve Tucker '91, and Brad Layton '92 competed at the World Championships in Aiguebelette, France, in the first week of September. Muri earned a silver medal in the lightweight pair event, her third world championship medal in four years. Tucker finished as the fourth fastest lightweight single sculler in the world, missing a medal by less than one-half second. Layton's boat, the men's quadruple scull did not qualify for the final.

All four individuals learned the sport while undergraduates at MIT.


MIT football player Duane Stevens '98 has been named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his play in the Engineers' 2510 loss to Western New England College. Stevens had a personal best 100 yards rushing on 15 carries. He also caught a pass for 11 yards, returned two punts for two yards and ran back three kickoffs for 49 yards. Additionally, Stevens played the entire game on defense where he had seven tackles and intercepted a pass.

Following MIT's game against WPI, defensive tackle Brad Gray '98 and running back Enrique Villavicencio '00 were named the defensive and offensive players of the week in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference. Gray tied for the team lead in tackles with 11, including seven unassisted tackles and 2 1/2 tackles for loss. He also blocked two passes.

Villavicencio rushed for 181 yards on 22 carries. His first quarter 64-yard touchdown run was the first of his career.

Field hockey

The MIT field hockey team is ranked fourth in the latest New England NCAA Division III poll. The Engineers had a 41 record entering Wednesday's contest with Amherst College.


The MIT Sailing Pavilion and its staff have been very active lately. Sailing Master Fran Charles recently competed against 78 boats in the Star Class World Championship race off Marble-head, Mass. Fran and his partner finished 30th in the field. The competition consisted of six 13-mile races.

Charles' 12-year-old son Brewster, and 11-year-old Alden Reid recently won the Under 13 State Championship by a two point margin. The pair won the Jack Wood Trophy which was raced for in Tech Dinghies. Reid is the son of Boston College sailing coach Norm Reid.

Varsity and women's sailing coach Kyle Welch recently finished fourth in the Vanguard 15 Class North American Championship in Hyannis. Sixty-two boats competed in the competition on Vine- yard Sound.

Susan Voss G and Patricia Schmidt G with MIT Nautical Association member Rose Ann Miller recently placed second in the U.S. Women's Sailing Cham- pionship held in New Orleans. The women were one of 10 teams from throughout the nation to compete for the Adams Cup, emblematic of the women's national championship.