Heavyweight Freshman 8 Places Fourth at IRA Regatta

Camden, N.J. – The heavyweight freshman eight closed out the 2004-05 season on a high note placing fourth IRA Regatta this afternoon on the Cooper River. The second varsity placed 11th overall while the varsity placed 17th overall. The Quakers also recorded an 11th place finish in the men’s open four with a coxswain.

The Red and Blue posted a time of 5:57.33 in its fourth-place finish beating out boats from Princeton (5:59.94) and Boston University (6:02.92). Cal took the event with a time of 5:49.94 while Harvard finished second with a mark of 5:53.71. Washington placed third with a time of 5:54.04.

In the Petite Final of the second varsity eight, Penn finished fifth in the race and 11th overall with a time of 6:05.7. Harvard captured the event with a mark of 5:51.63 followed by Boston University (5:52.98), Princeton (5:55.40) and Navy (5:56.23). The Quakers finished more than six seconds ahead of Syracuse (6:11.94).

The Red and Blue placed fifth in the Third Level Final and 17th overall in the varsity eight for its highest finish since 2003. Cornell took the event with a time of 5:48.36 edging out Syracuse (5:48.44) for the top spot. Rutgers placed third with a mark of 5:51.29 while Dartmouth took fourth with a time of 5:52.51. Penn finished more than four seconds ahead of Wisconsin who posted a time of 5:58.96.

The men’s open four with a coxswain finished fifth in the Petite Final and 11th overall with a time of 7:00.24. Dartmouth took the even in a time of 6:49.46. The Quakers opened the IRA with a third-place finish in heat two posting a mark of 7:04.46 to advance to the third repechage. The Red and Blue advanced to the Petite Final with a third place in the repechage recording a time of 7:20.22.

Varsity Eight

- 3rd Level Final -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Cornell

5:48.36

2

Syracuse

5:48.44

3

Rutgers

5:51.29

4

Dartmouth

5:52.51

5

Penn

5:54.16

6

Wisconsin

5:58.96

2nd Varsity Eight

- Petite Final -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Harvard

5:51.63

2

Boston U.

5:52.98

3

Princeton

5:55.40

4

Navy

5:56.23

5

Penn

6:05.70

6

Syracuse

6:11.94

Freshman Eight

- Grand Final -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

California

5:49.94

2

Harvard

5:53.71

3

Washington

5:54.04

4

Penn

5:57.33

5

Princeton

5:59.94

6

Boston U.

6:02.92

Open Four w/Cox

- Heat 2 -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Georgetown

6:52.49

2

California

6:54.38

3

Penn

7:04.46

4

Wisconsin B

7:18.6

5

MIT

7:42.04

- Repechage 3 -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Harvard

7:05.69

2

Wisconsin A

7:17.15

3

Penn

7:20.32

4

Navy

7:41.21

- Petite Final -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Dartmouth

6:49.46

2

Wisconsin B

6:55.26

3

Princeton

6:55.65

4

Wisconsin A

6:58.94

5

Penn

7:00.24

6

Michigan

7:09.99