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MIT’s men’s lightweight crew team traveled to California for the San Diego Crew Classic, which will take place from Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 6. Tech entered just one boat in the event, a Varsity 8, that fared well on the first day of competition.

In the Men’s Collegiate Cal Cup on Saturday, the Engineers finished in second place with its time of 6:21.48, completing the course just a second behind the University of San Diego with its 6:20.44. Orange Coast College took third in 6:24.50, Notre Dame University was fourth with a 6:24.60 and Santa Clara University finished in fifth in 6:31.89. Rounding out the heat were Loyola in sixth place with a 6:45.33 and USC in seventh with a time of 6:47.95.

On Sunday, the Engineers competed in the Grand Final, finishing in fourth place overall with a time of 6:24.77. Completing the course less than 10 second ahead of MIT was Grand Valley State University that took first in 6:14.31. The University of California Irvine finished just over a second behind Tech in fifth place with a 6:25.88.

Tech will host the Biglin Bowl on Saturday, April 12, facing crews from Harvard University and Dartmouth University.

Varsity 8 +

C Yoonjeong Kim ‘15

8 Thomas A. Altmann ‘15

7 Luke W. Koblan ‘15

6 David C. Danko ‘15

5 Mycal D. Tucker ‘14

4 Christopher P. Schlaepfer ‘15

3 Elezhan Zhakiya ‘16

2 Christopher M. Knapp ‘16

1 Johnathan Kongoletos ‘14