Lightweight Takes Third at IRA Regatta

Camden, N.J. – The lightweight varsity eight took bronze at the 2005 IRA Regatta this afternoon on the Cooper River to cap off a solid season on the water.

In the Grand Final, the Quakers posted a time of 5:44.71just 1.32 seconds off the pace of runner-up Cornell who clocked a 5:43.39. Yale won the event with a time of 5:41.89. Penn beat out boats from Harvard (5:45.45), Georgetown (5:45.82) and Navy 5:46.90.

Earlier in the day, the Quakers placed third in the second heat with a time of 5:57.65, just .65 seconds of the pace of runner-up Cornell (5:57.00). Yale took the heat with a time of 5:55.85 while Rutgers finished fourth in 6:60.1 followed by Boston College (6:11.25) and Ohio State (6:12.56).

Varsity 8

- Heat 2 -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Yale

5:55.85

2

Cornell

5:57.00

3

Penn

5:57.65

4

Rutgers

6:01.06

5

BC

6:11.25

6

Ohio St

6:12.56

- Grand Final -

Ord

Entry

Time

1

Yale

5:41.89

2

Cornell

5:43.39

3

Penn

5:44.71

4

Harvard

5:45.45

5

Georgetown

5:45.82

6

Navy

5:46.9

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant