Frosh 8 Through To The Grand Final at IRA's

Day 1 Recap
Schedule of Races
Saturday Draw
Real-Time Results

CAMDEN, N.J. - Despite high river levels and a debris-filled course caused by overnight rains, the Penn men's crews raced through to Saturday's finals, with the heavyweight freshman 8 earning a spot in the Grand Final.

The day's race schedulewas altered due to flood control measures being taken following heavy storms overnight, forcing a break during the middle of the day. Racing was futher disrupted in the evening when a thunderstorm moved through the area.

Before the break, the heavyweight varsity 8 took sixth place in its semifinal and will now take part in the Petite Final on Saturday at.1:45 p.m. The Quakers crossed the line in 5:59.26.

The heavyweight freshman 8 was first off following the delay, and the Quakers did not disappoint. The Eastern Sprints champions turned in the third-best semifinal time overall and took second in their semi in 5:53.48, finishing behind Cal's 5:50.53. They will take part in the Grand Final at 12:42 p.m. Saturday.

The heavyweight varsity 4+ could not repeat its performance as Sprints champion, finishing last in the semifinals in a time of 6:49.70. That crew will now compete in the Petite Final at 11:06 a.m. Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the lightweight open 4+ placed third in its repechage and will compete in the Petite Final Saturday at.10:14 a.m.Penn finished in 6:51.62, less than two seconds back of second-place George Washington.

Heavyweight Varsity 8, Semifinal 1
1 Yale 5:45.88
2 California (time not available)
3 Harvard 5:49.52
4 Northeastern 5:49.84
5 Syracuse 5:56.97
6 Penn 5:59.26

Heavyweight Freshman 8, Semifinal 1
1 California 5:50.53
2 Penn 5:53.48
3 Princeton 5:55.73
4 Cornell 6:03.57
5 Northeastern 6:04.16
6 Georgetown 6:14.35

Heavyweight Varsity 4+, Semifinal 2
1 California 6:30.90
2 Wash St 6:37.80
3 Hobart 6:40.50
4 Colgate 6:40.70
5 Wisconsin 6:44.90
6 Penn 6:49.70

Lightweight Open 4+, Repechage 3
1 Princeton "A" 6:44.35
2GeorgeWashington6:49.88
3 Penn 6:51.62
4 Boston U. 6:58.55