BOSTON, Mass. - With one boat competing for the University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing team at the Head of Charles Regatta in Boston, Mass., on Sunday afternoon, the Quakers finished 11th in a 21-team race.
On a cloudy, but mostly calm day in New England, the Quakers finished the 3.2-mile long Charles River course in a time of 14:54.680. The Red and Blue beat out boats from Dartmouth, Harvard, Columbia and Navy. Within the top 10 were Cornell, Yale and two boats from Harvard. Princeton easily won the race with a time of 14:09.921. The Tigers' time was nearly a full 13 seconds better than that of second-place Cornell. Penn finished just outside of the top 10 as 10th-place Delaware timed out at 14:52.782.
Jason Bernstein was the coxswain for the Quakers and was joined in Penn's only competing boat by Hurst Nuckols (Stroke), Oliver Hurd (7), Mike Fisher (6), Adam Funk (5), Will Cooper (4), captain Paul Shay (3), commodore Brad Adams (2) and Adam Neinstein (bow).
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.