PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania women’s rowing team is ready to row at the Ivy League Championships, which will once again take place this Sunday on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J. This is the fourth year of the Championships.
Sunday’s heats are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and run every 10 minutes until 9:10 a.m.; the afternoon finals will start at 12:45 p.m. and run every 15 minutes until the Varsity 8 Grand Final closes out the day at 3:15 p.m.
Varsity 4 B at 8 a.m.; Varsity 4 A at 8:30 a.m.; Second Varsity 8 at 8:40 a.m.; Varsity 8 at 9:10 a.m. (The Third Varsity 8 and the Varsity 4 C will not row heats in the morning, only an afternoon final.)
Penn will row three eights and three fours on Sunday. The Quakers are seeded fourth out of seven boats in the Varsity 4 C (which they won last year); fifth in the Second Varsity 8 and Varsity 4 B; and seventh in the Varsity 8, the Varsity 4, and the Third Varsity 8.
Click here for directions to Cooper River Park.
Parking in and around Cooper River Park is on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is parking along the street and some spots in the lot on the other side of the family tents going away from the finish line. Also, if you are staying at the Sheraton, it may be easier to walk as it is a short walk.
Quoting Head Coach Mike Lane
“I can’t believe it is Ivy Championships time already! This spring we have had our ups and downs; however, we really figured out a lot about who we are and what we want to do through that adversity. We had solid results at our last race of our regular season, and can’t wait to continue building on that success.”
“Our goals our simple: make the grand finals in all events, then go after an Ivy medal.”
“Racing in the Ivy League is some of the best rowing in the country. It is such a powerful experience, watching those kids fight it out on the Cooper River at the Championships. I can’t wait to watch our kids do something special this weekend!”