BOSTON, Mass. - At the world's largest two-day regatta and against some of the toughest competition in the nation, the University of Pennsylvania men's heavyweight rowing team placed 12th in the championship fours race and were penalized in the championship eights at the Head of the Charles Regatta Sunday afternoon in Boston, Mass.
On a cloudy, but calm day along the Charles River, the Quakers first race of the day came in the championship fours where the coxswain for the Quakers was Lawrence Tanzman Matthew McPeakAndrew Wolfram at the bow,Luke Brzozowski and Nick Whitehead in the second seat. The crew finished the 3.2-mile long head race in 17:20.247, which finished ahead of the Naval Academy, but behind Ivy rivals Princeton, Harvard and Yale. The U.S. Rowing boat won the race with a time of 15:49.586, while Cal was the top collegiate finisher at 15:55.512.
In the championship eights, the Quakers finished in 15:26.077. That time would have placed the Red and Blue in 30th place overall, but they were penalized for interference. The one-minute penalty added to their time pushed the Quakers to the bottom of the results. Washington won the race at 14:00.402.
Next weekend will be busy for the Quakers. The team will participate on its home course in the Head of the Schuylkill Saturday, followed by the Princeton Chase - featuring each of the Ivy schools - on Sunday in Princeton, N.J.