Final Results (NavyDayRegatta.com)
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's rowing team swept each division in which it competed Saturday at the Navy Day Regatta, including the varsity 8 which defended its hold on the Liz Bergen Award. All races took place on the Schuylkill River.
"I was really happy with the way things went today," said head coach Mike Lane after a beautiful day on the river. "To go out and take first in each race that we rowed is a great way to start the season. It was a great day for the program."
In the Women's Open/Collegiate Championship 8+, the Quakers were fastest along the three-mile course Saturday in 14:30.95. Drexel was second in 14:42.80, while Navy was third in 14:59.44.
In the second varsity 8 division, Penn's A boat clocked 14:53.10 to easily best Navy's A boat (15:11.23) which was second. The Quakers' B boat was sixth in the division with a time of 15:32.61.
Penn's sweep was official in the varsity 4, as the Red and Blue's B boat clocked the best time (15:59.75) and the A boat came in second (16:15.85).
In the novice 8, Penn's A boat had a time of 15:23.59 that was well ahead of second-place Drexel (15:49.15). The Quakers' B boat placed seventh in the division, in 18:27.43. Finally, Penn's A and B boats swept a four-boat division in the Novice 4, clocking 16:39.98 and 17:03.91, respectively.