PHILADELPHIA -- One week after equipment issues plagued the University of Pennsylvania heavyweight rowing team at the Head of the Charles, it was a smoother row on home water as the Quakers found boatloads of success at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.
Penn was second overall in the Championship Eight race, and first among collegiate crews. Penn finished in 13:25.423, under five seconds behind Vesper Boat Club's winning time of 13:20.935. The next highest finishing collegiate crew was Drexel who took fifth -- almost 10 seconds slower than the Red and Blue.
The Red and Blue went 1-2 in the Championship Fours, boasting the only two boats to go under 15:00. The crew of coxswain Sabrina Stanich, Torin Di Salvo, Sean Forester, Thomas Kern and Elliot Bok were first in 14:35.595. Taking second was Penn's crew comprised of coxswain Larissa Klufas, Brett Hanson, Andrew Barnish, Bill Schmidt and Henry Rogers in a time of 14:47.062.
The Quakers were again 1-2 in the Club Eights. The winning crew -- Stanich again served as winning coxswain and was joined by Di Salvo, Rogers, Kern, David Lucente, Barnish, Schmidt and Sam Altland -- finished the course in 13:21.424. In second was the Penn crew coxed by Bram Bruno. He was joined by Jeremy Wright, Foreseter, Hanson, Will Bass, Chet Heldman, Richard Hillegass, Jake Noonan and Kris Petreski. The second place time was 13:36.251.