Men's Crew Novice Eight 2nd at National Invitational Rowing Championships

Rohail Rai sat 7-seat for the second-place novice eight

WORCESTER - Four Tufts University eights raced at the 2016 National Invitational Rowing Championships today on Lake Quinsigamond.

The novice eight had the best showing with a second overall out of nine teams. They won their heat with a 7:05.723 mark and then placed second (6:33.339) behind only Michigan (6:28.370) in the grand final. They defeated teams from Bates, Boston College, Bucknell, and RIT in the grand final.

The Jumbos were 18th in the men's varsity eight race. Their heat time of 6:53.232 earned a spot in the third final, where they posted a 6:25.253 time. The race also served as the NESCAC Championship and the Jumbos were seventh. Michigan won the varsity eight title (6:16.667) and Williams, third overall, won NESCSAC's crossing the finish line in 6:24.783.

Tufts' men's 2nd varsity eight was 14th overall. They timed 7:23.123 in the heats to take a spot in the third final where they were nearly a minute better with a 6:26.068 finish. Hobart won the M2V8 grand final (6:17.165).

The Jumbo 3rd varsity eight was ninth overall. After a 7:25.651 in the heat, they rowed 6:37.529 in the petite final, where they were third of four. The Michigan men won the 3V8 grand final in 6:11.499. 

For the men's point trophy standings, which combine all races, the Jumbos finished in the middle of the pack at 11th out of 22.

This concluded the 2015-16 men's crew season.