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Engineers post national rankings, impressive victories mid-spring

Women’s lightweight ranks seventh nationally, both tennis teams sweep opponents

Women’s Tennis (11–1) dominated on the road at Mount Holyoke College in a 9–0 victory, winning all the singles matches in straight sets.

Women’s Lightweight Crew saw success at the Knecht Cup in West Windsor Township, NJ. when its Varsity 4 boat won its heat with a time of 7:48.45. The Varsity 8 boat placed third in its heat, clocking in at 6:51.89, and finished sixth in the Grand Final with a time of 6:56.54. The Varsity 8 is ranked seventh nationally by USRowing Coaches Poll.

Men’s Lightweight Crew defeated Fairfield University in rough weather on the Charles. The Varsity 8 finished ahead with a time of 6:35.14, while the Second Varsity 8 triumphed in 6:52.98.

Women’s Track and Field met Williams College at the Dick Farley Invite in Williamstown, Mass., defeating them 107–92. Hannah Chen ’18 earned the fifth place national rank in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.93. Ariela Slutsky ’18 put in a winning hammer throw of 169 feet to place her at seventh nationwide. Kari Stromhaug ’19 captured another national seventh rank, this time in the pole vault, with a clearance of 12 feet, 4.5 inches.

Men’s Track and Field lost to Williams 104–93 at the same invitational. Chris Washington ’20 cleared six feet, seven inches in the high jump, earning him a spot at 16th place nationally. Benton Wilson ’21 won the 100 and 200 meter sprints, setting MIT freshman records in each with times of 10.83 and 21.82 seconds.

Women’s Lacrosse (7–5) stopped the 11–2 Westfield State on the road in a tight 12-11 battle. Emily Young ’18 posted five goals, one assist, and seven draw controls.

Men’s Tennis (6–5), which ranks 25th nationally, trounced the U.S. Coast Guard Academy 9-0, continuing their undefeated conference season.

Men’s Heavyweight Crew took to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester to seize its fourth straight Donahue Cup, sweeping the Varsity 8, Second Varsity 8, and Varsity 4+ races.

Baseball (14–8) split a doubleheader at Babson, winning the first game 8-0 but losing the second 0-6.