PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's rowing team enjoyed a successful Saturday morning. Rowing in rainy and snowy conditions -- you read that right, snowy -- the novice 8 took first place out of 28 boats while the novice 4 placed fourth out of 14 boats at the Head of the Schuylkill. Racing was cancelled for the rest of the day starting around noon.
The novice 8 clocked 14:49.23 over the three-mile course, finishing more than 11 seconds ahead of the second-place boat from Drexel.
The novice 4 covered the three-mile course in 17:26.63, finishing 30 seconds behind the champion of that division, La Salle (16:56.68). Villanova was second, while the University of Rochester was third.
The Penn women's rowing Parents' Dinner at the Comcast Center is still on, despite the weather. We look forward to seeing you there!