Heavyweight Crew Advances Pair to Finals of San Diego Crew Classic

San Diego - The University of Pennsylvania’s heavyweight crew team enjoyed a successful day on the waters of the Mission Bay as it posted a pair of top-three finishes on the first day of competition at the San Diego Crew Classic.

The Quakers’ varsity eight made a statement early taking third in their Copley Cup heat with a time of 6:10.70. Stanford rowed a time of 5:57.63 to capture the heat, while Cal placed second with a time of 6:00.01. All three crews advance to tomorrow afternoon’s final.

In the men’s junior varsity eight, Penn clocked a time of 6:12.77 to place, just two seconds of the pace of winner Northeastern who took the heat in 6:10.77. Both will advance to tomorrow’s final.

Live results for the 2005 San Diego Crew Classic can be accessed by visiting www.crewclassic.org or www.row2k.com.

Copley Cup Men's JV
Stanford 5:57.63 Northeastern 6:10.7
Cal 6:00.01 Penn 6:12.77
Penn 6:10.70 OCC 6:39.46
North Carolina 6:15.76 Minnesota 6:39.87
UC Davis 6:22.94 USC 6:42.51
UCI 6:45.73
San Diego State 7:15.17