Heavyweight Crew Falls in Adams Cup

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Penn heavyweight rowing teams came in third in the varsity 8 and second in the first freshman 8 against tough opponents in Navy and Harvard Saturday.

In the varsity 8, Harvard ran away with the Adams Cup in 6:08.4, leaving the Quakers and the Midshipmen to battle it out for second. Unfortunately, Penn was edged by the Mids by just over a second, finishing in 6:20.9 to Navy's 6:19.7.

In the first freshman 8, the Quaker novices continued their strong form by placing second in 6:32.1, behind Harvard (6:21.8) but well ahead of Navy (6:48.3).

Penn only competed in two of the morning's five races.

The Quakers take a three-week break before returning to the water to contest the Burk Cup with Northeastern on the Schuylkill River.

Full Results:

Varsity 8
1. Harvard, 6:08.4
2. Navy, 6:19.7
3. Penn, 6:20.9
First Freshman 8
1. Harvard, 6:21.8
2. Penn, 6:32.1
3. Navy, 6:48.3