Lightweight Varsity 8 Takes Ninth at IRA's

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CAMDEN, N.J. - The Penn heavyweight freshman 8 capped off a fantastic season with a bronze medal performance at the IRA Regatta Saturday on the Cooper River.

The Quakers crossed the line in 5:44.37, behind Washington (5:38.8) and Cal (5:49.98) but over three full seconds ahead of archrivals Princeton and Harvard, whichraced to aphoto finish forfourth in 5:47.49 and 5:47.52, respectively. The result is a one-spot improvement from last year's fourth-place finish for the freshmen.

The heavyweight varsity8 took sixth in the Petite Final and 12th overall, finishing in 5:55.75. The finish is the Quakers' best since 2002, when it also took 12th place.

The lightweight varsity 8 took third place in its Petite Final, good for ninth place overall. Penn finished in 6:04.52, nearly three seconds off Dartmouth for second and six seconds back of Georgetown's winning 5:58.01. Earlier, thecrew took fourth place in its early-morning semifinal in 6:01.23.

Penn's two 4+ entries each took fourth place in their respective Petite Finals. The heavyweight varsity 4+ 6:48.37, three seconds off of Colgate's third-place pace, while the lightweight open 4+ just missed out on third place with a 6:50.93finish - just over two-thirds of a second off Georgetown's 6:50.28.

Heavyweight Freshman 8, Grand Final
1 Washington 5:38.80
2 California 5:39.98
3 Penn 5:44.37
4 Princeton 5:47.49
5 Harvard 5:47.52
6 Wisconsin 5:51.11

Heavyweight Varsity 8, Petite Final
1 Northeastern 5:43.61
2 Syracuse 5:45.41
3 Wisconsin 5:45.91
4 Cornell 5:48.91
5 Navy 5:54.19
6 Penn 5:55.75

Lightweight Varsity 8, Semifinal 1
1 Cornell 5:53.53
2 Columbia 5:55.25
3 Harvard 5:58.20
4 Penn 6:01.23
5 Rutgers 6:01.74
6 Delaware 6:18.89

Heavyweight Varsity 4+, Petite Final
1 Wisconsin 6:39.79
2 Harvard 6:43.67
3 Colgate 6:45.48
4 Penn 6:48.37
5 Rutgers 6:51.45
6 Oregon St 6:53.99

Lightweight Open 4+, Petite Final
1 Harvard 6:44.48
2 Dartmouth 6:47.34
3 Georgetown 6:50.28
4 Penn 6:50.93
5 Brown 6:55.64
6 GW Univ. 7:10.93