Heavyweights Finish Third at Head of the Oklahoma

Head of the Oklahoma Results

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The University of Pennsylvania men's heavyweight rowing team finished third in the Men's Collegiate 8+ NightSprint at the Head of the Oklahoma Regatta, which took place Saturday on the Oklahoma River.

The Quakers finished behind Washington and Harvard in the morning qualifier, and then again in the 500-meter sprint that took place late Saturday night.

During the morning session, Penn rowed the 2.5-mile head course in a time of 14:19.963 to finish behind the Huskies (13:34.859) and the Crimson (13:39.155); however, the Quakers qualified for Saturday's final in the NightSprints along with Washington, Harvard, Wichita State, Oklahoma City University, and Texas (which would laterscratch).

Under floodlights that lit up the river, and in front of a raucous crowd, Penn competed in the final event of the NightSprints and finished the 500-meter sprint in 1:23.287 to again finish just behind the Huskies (1:20.500) and the Crimson (1:22.267).

Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the heavies ran three boats in the Navy Day Regatta, which was run on the Schuylkill River. The head race featured a 4,000-meter course.

In the College 4+, the Quakers clocked 15:22.60 to place eighth among 18 boats in the event. In the Frosh/Novice 8+, Penn entered two boats. The first earned a time of 14:09.00 to finish third out of 17 boats, while the secondclocked in at 14:41.00 and was seventh.

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