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Three of the top six finishers in the Men's Championship Single event in Sunday's Head of the Charles competition were MIT alumni.
Don Smith (MBA 1999) finished third, followed by Steve Tucker (SB 1991) in fourth place and Mike Perry (SB 1999) in sixth.
The gold and silver winners at the Sydney Olympics finished also first and second in the Head of the Charles.
In addition, dozens of MIT undergraduates, faculty and alumni/ae participated in the largest two-day rowing regatta in the world, with 5,500 entrants:
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ The 1969 lightweight crew finished eighth in the 50-and-over Masters Eight race, using the same lineup that won the national championship that year and competed at the Henley Royal Regatta.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ MIT crews finished ninth in the Men's Lightweight Eight and 10th in the Women's Lightweight Eight.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ John Everett (SB 1977, PhD), a member of the US team that boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics, finished fourth in the Masters Eight.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Former MIT Director of Crew Stuart Schmill (SB 1986) was coxswain for the Swiss women's crew, which finished seventh in the Championship Fours.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Professor Hartley Rogers Jr. of mathematics, at age 74 a veteran of more than 20 Head of the Charles weekends, finished seventh in the Senior Veterans Singles.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Cynthia Cole (SB 1979) finished fourth in the Masters Doubles.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 25, 2000.