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Women’s Crew beats Boston College

The MIT Women’s Openweight Crew team competed this past weekend against Boston College in the Inaugural Cup. This was the first race of the season.

The first MIT varsity eight took an early lead and never looked back, winning their race by a margin of 20 seconds with a time of 7 minutes, 51.8 seconds. Although the second varsity squad lost the second race by a margin of 11 seconds, the team as a whole came out on top.

The team will travel next week to the George Washington Invitational, where they will take on George Washington, Navy, and Georgetown.

—Carlos Greaves, Sports Staff

Track defends Engineers’ Cup title

The MIT outdoor track teams hosted the Engineers’ Cup last weekend. Both the men and women finished first for the sixth straight year, defeating RPI and WPI. The women’s team finished with 217 points total, over 90 ahead of second-place RPI; the men edged RPI 180 to 158.5.

Led by Portia M. Jones ’12, who won three individual events, the women’s team placed first in 10 of the 11 track events and also won two field events.

The men’s team won nine events total. The Engineers scored 21 of their points in the 1500-meter run, taking first through fifth. They also took the first four places in the 800, scoring 19 points in the event.

Both teams will travel to Bates College next Saturday to compete against Bates, Colby, and Southern Maine.

—David Zhu, Sports Editor