PHILADELPHIA – On a gorgeous day for rowing on Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, the Penn men’s rowing team put forth numerous solid finishes in its first full-squad outing of the 2010-11 season at the Navy Day Regatta.
In the men’s collegiate/open eight race, Penn A boat finished third in a time of 12:45.7. The Quakers were second overall among college boats to Navy’s eight which crossed in 12:29.1. The Quakers had all four boats in the top 10 of the 27 which started.
"We had a very good result in the varsity,” Nicholas B. Paumgarten Head Coach of Men’s Heavyweight Rowing Greg Myhr said. “ One week ago in Poughkeepsie, we lost to Navy by a minute and improved to get closer this week. As a team, we are learning to be aggressive and compete. That mentality is starting to spread throughout the whole squad.”
In the men’s collegiate four, Penn also had its A boat cross in third position, with a time of 14:35.3. The Quakers narrowly out-stroked Temple’s boat, edging the Owls by .2 seconds.
For Penn’s freshmen making their collegiate debuts in novice
races, the day was a success as well. In the novice eight race, Penn’a A boat
came in second with a time of 13:43.5 to Navy’s time of 13:10.5. Penn’s B boat
in the novice four race claimed third with a time of 15:14.5 – a time 37
seconds ahead of fourth place.
The Quakers are back on the waters Oct. 24 for the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.