In the varsity eight, Penn took second to defending champion Princeton, finishing 13.3 seconds behind the Tigers who crossed first in 6:27.3 to Penn's 6:40.6. While Penn was unable to gain the line in first position, the varsity crew did hang on to second place, outstroking Columbia which took third in 6:42.5.
The final race of the day saw a Red and Blue win, with the Quakers winning the second freshman/third varsity combination race in a time of 6:57.0 over the Bud Smith Memorial Race Course on Lake Carnegie. The Quakers were 3.8 seconds ahead of Princeton's heavyweight boat which finished in 7:00.8 and well ahead of Princeton's third varsity lightweight boat which was third in 7:23.2.
In the second varsity, Penn was third to Princeton's 2V by 9.6 seconds, finishing in 6:50.1. In the frosh eights, the order was similar to the varsity, with Penn (6:35.5) second to Princeton (6:23.6) but showing the ability to close out a closely-trailing competitor in Columbia which was third (6:37.8)
The Quakers are back on the water in New Jersey next weekend for the Blackwell Cup in Overpeck Country Park, N.J. with Yale and Columbia.
Princeton 3V 6:44.7
Princeton 3VL 7:23.2