Heavyweights Claim Bronze Medal at Poughkeepsie Regatta

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - In the fall opener for the heavyweight rowing team, the varsity eight crossed the line in third place at the Poughkeepsie Regatta with a finishing time of 18:40.3 over the four-mile course.

The Quakers earned the bronze medal finishing behind champion Navy and runner-up Cornell. The margin of victory for the Midshipmen was tight as the Navy eight finished in 17:46.0 while the Big Red came across in 17:47.7.

The Red and Blue outlasted host Marist for third, finsihing six seconds before the Red Foxes. Army was fifth in a time of 18:56.5.

The Quakers are back in the water Oct. 9 as part of the Navy Day Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

Below is a video of the race's finish provided by Marist.