Head of the Schuylkill Results
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PHILADELPHIA - In the final weekend of competition for the University of Pennsylvania men's lightweight rowing team, the Quakers had boats at both the Head of the Schuylkill on Saturday and the Princeton Chase on Sunday. The eights for the Red and Blue each finished in the top half of their respective races.
At the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie Sunday, the Quakers varsity eight finished the three-mile course in 14:05.95. The time placed Penn in 15th overall in the 31-team race. Princeton won the race on their home course at 13:19.69, while Penn's other two boats placed 22nd and 23rd with times of 14:20.23 and 14:33.82. Those times from the second and third varsity boats topped the second varsity crews from Georgetown, Delaware, Dartmouth, Columbia and Saint Joseph's.
Later that afternoon, in the varsity fours, Penn had four boats on the water. The Quakers' top boat placed 15th, finishing the course in 15:48.96 which was a minute behind the winning time from host Princeton.
In Penn's first race of the weekend at the Head of the Schuylkill, the Quakers placed in the middle of the pack, finishing eighth in a field of 16 boats in the men's college novice fours. Penn came across the finish line in a time of 19:13.95, placing behind a Penn heavyweight boat that placed seventh at 18:26.75.
When the eights hit the water on Saturday, Penn had two boats in the men's college novice race. Penn's top boat, led by coxswain Alan Chan, clocked out at 14:52.01 for a ninth-place showing in a race of 29 crews. The second boat for the Red and Blue placed 24th with a time of 17:05.33.
The two competitions this weekend marked the end of the fall season for the Penn lightweights. The team will spend the next five months preparing for the spring when competition will resume in late March.