PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s rowing program begins the spring portion of its season with dual races against one of its Boathouse Row partners, Saint Joseph’s, as well as George Washington University. The races will take place on Boathouse Row, the first of three straight Saturdays the Quakers will host races.
These are two new opponents for the Penn women’s rowing program, who will begin their usual slate of cup races next weekend with the Connell Cup (Yale and Columbia). The buildup of the spring leads to the Ivy League Championships on Sunday, May 19.
“We are really excited to get our 2013 campaign underway,” said Penn’s head coach, Mike Lane. “It has been a very productive year so far, and we are very excited to put all the hard work to test! With our new staff in place we have made some great steps forward, holding each rower accountable to make the change we have asked for. They have done that, and I am now very excited to see that hard work take shape on the water.”
Saturday’s Race Schedule
Noon – 3rd Varsity 8 (Penn, GW)
12:15 – Varsity 4 (Penn, GW, SJU)
12:30 – 2nd Varsity 8 (Penn, GW, SJU)
12:45 – Varsity 8 (Penn, GW, SJU)
A spectator bus will leave from campus at 38th & Locust at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with a second stop at Lloyd Hall (first building on boathouse row), and will take you to the grandstands of the race course. The bus leaves at 11:45 a.m. and returns from grandstands at 1 p.m.
Listeners can tune in to the races in two different ways…
1) By accessing the portal over any computer or iOS/Android device at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/penn.portal
2) By dialing into the AudioNow service at (213) 493-0217 from any phone. Keep in mind that users will get a message that says, "This broadcaster is currently experiencing technical difficulties" if they dial in when your broadcasters are not connected.