Lightweights Prepare for Final Fall Weekend

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PHILADELPHIA - A pair of top-ten finishes at the Head of the Charles has given the University of Pennsylvania lightweights momentum heading into the final weekend of the Fall. The Quakers will compete in the Head of the Schuylkill on Saturday and at the Princeton Chase on Sunday.

Penn will compete in the freshman eight race at 10 a.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the lightweight eight will race at 10 a.m., the freshman eight start at noon and the lightweight four will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Last week,Penn's sixth-place varsity 8 finish was its best at the Head of the Charles since 2006. The Quakers finished the course in 15:20.705 and bested the top boats from Ivy rivals Yale, Dartmouth and Columbia.Just prior to the varsity 8 race, the Quakers earned their first top-10 finish of the afternoon. Penn had two boats in the fours which featured 22 teams in all. The Red and Blue's top boat clocked out at 17:21.175 to finish seventh and fourth among collegiate boats.

In last year's Head of the Schuylkill,Penn rowed to victory in the heavyweight freshman race. The Quakers were tops with a time of 13:31.36 -- that was just about six seconds faster than the Princeton lightweights, who finished as the runner up. While at the 2013 Princeton Chase, the freshman 8 were the top lightweight crew and finished behind just three heavyweight boats for a fourth-place finish overall.

A full recap of both regattas will be available on PennAthletics.com shortly after the conclusion of the weekend's events.

Tentative Boatings

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta - Saturday

Men's College Frosh/Novice 8+ - 10:00am

"A"
Cox: Miguel Zaldivar
Stroke: Jackson Connor
7: Dillon Chen
6: Jack Smallwood
5: Ethan Genyk
4: Leo Pratt
3: Joe Ebner
2: James Konopka
Bow: Mark Roberts

"B"
Cox: Natalie Burke
Stroke: Kellen Wartnow
7: Dylan Mann
6: Alexander Moses
5: Jason Richter
4: Nathan Korsen
3: Joey Harrison
2: Christopher O'Connor
Bow: Steven Jacobson


Princeton Chase - Sunday

Men's Lightweight 8+'s - 10:00am

"A"
Cox: Genny Liebes
Stroke: Matt Weaver
7: Sam Ward
6: Parker Lange
5: Jeff Wang
4: Jake Ford
3: Julian Mazaira
2: Mark Dignam
Bow: Brian Kraus

"B"
Cox: Alex Weinrich
Stroke: Landis Walsh
7: Zach Howell
6: Jasper Liu
5: Connor Brady
4: Casey Howshall
3: Alex Cosio
2: John Earle
Bow: Mike Donahue

"C"
Cox: Allison Jacoby
Stroke: Hani Naga
7: Adam Millar
6: Dylan Mann
5: Anthony Faustini
4: Kurt Koehler
3: Andrew Zhu
2: Kris Mack
Bow: Jason Richter

Men's Freshmen Lightweight 8+'s - 12:00pm

"A"
Cox: Natalie Burke
Stroke: Jackson Connor
7: Dillon Chen
6: Jack Smallwood
5: Ethan Genyk
4: Leo Pratt
3: Joe Ebner
2: James Konopka
Bow: Mark Roberts

"B"
Cox: Miguel Zaldivar
Stroke: Kellen Wartnow
7: Dylan Mann
6: Alexander Moses
5: Jason Richter
4: Christian O'Connor
3: Joey Harrison
2: Christopher Hofstadter
Bow: Sam Collins


Men's Lightweight 4+'s - 12:45pm

"A"
Cox: Alex Weinrich
Stroke: Sam Ward
3: Parker Lange
2: Jeff Wang
Bow: Jake Ford

"B"
Cox: Genny Liebes
Stroke: Brian Kraus
3: Mark Dignam
2: Julian Mazaira
Bow: Matt Weaver

"C"
Cox: Allison Jacoby
Stroke: Landis Walsh
3: Connor Brady
2: Jasper Liu
Bow: Zach Howell

"D"
Cox: Natalie Burke
Stroke: Alex Cosio
3: Casey Howshall
2: Mike Donahue
Bow: John Earle

"E"
Cox: Miguel Zaldivar
Stroke: Hani Naga
3: Anthony Faustini
2: Kurt Koehler
Bow: Andrew Zhu

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