Heavyweight Rowing Takes Second at Rutgers Fall Classic


On a sunny, cool day in New Jersey, Penn's novice heavyweight rowers put on a good show heading into the winte rbreak, finishing second as a team at the Rutgers Fall Classic.

With two boats racing eights, Penn had the third and fourth finishers, with the A boat covering the 2.5-mile course in 12:04.6 and the B boat finishing in 12:36.9. The two Penn boats combined for a time of 24:41.5, second as a group behind Navy's 23:47.5. The Midshipmen had the top two boats, finishing in 11:47.9 and 11:59.6.

In the 3rd/4th eights race, Penn's third boat took fifth in a time of 14:18.6.