Heavyweights Tie for Second at Adams Cup


ANNAPOLIS, Md. - When the first race went off, it was just past 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, in Annapolis, Md., and in it, the University of Pennsylvania men's heavyweight rowing team finished in a tie for second place with Navy as Harvard claimed the Adams Cup.

In the First Varsity race, Harvard took the title as the only boat with a sub-six minute time. The Crimson finished at 5:54.50. The Quakers made an effort to stay with their Ivy counterparts in the calm waters and finished in a time of 6:03.71.

Penn had four boats race on the day as Harvard also made it difficult in the Second Varsity and First Freshman races, putting in sub-six minute times. Penn was second in the Second Varsity, finishing with a time of 6:06.06, and third in the First Freshman despite a time of 6:05.45. In the Third Varsity race, Penn placed third 6:33.04.

The Quakers are back in action Sunday when they return home to the Schuylkill River to take on Northeastern for the Burk Cup.