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Coxswain Maria J. Telleria ’08 raises her hands in triumph as the men’s lightweight crew team recovers after a race against the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday.
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Lightweight Crew Defeats UPenn

The MIT Lightweight Men’s Crew team took on the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 3. In the first varsity race, a strong start in the first thousand meters led to the beginnings of an open water lead, but the Quakers were not so easily beaten. UPenn made a strong charge with 700 meters to go, but MIT held off their attack to win by less than a second, finishing in 5:48.1.

The win bodes well for the Engineers, who started off the season slowly. This week builds on last week’s result, where the Tech men lost to two-time defending national champion Cornell University by just six seconds. In the freshman race, UPenn (6:02.2) managed to defeat MIT (6:06.8).