Men's Heavyweight Crew Takes Third in Blackwell Cup


NEW HAVEN, Conn.--The Penn men's heavyweight crew finished third in three races and second in the Freshman 4 in on the Housatonic River. Columbia claimed the Blackwell Cup for the first time since 1941.

In the Varsity 8 race, Penn finished with a time of 6:09.1 while the Lions edged the Bulldogs by 1.2 seconds with a winning time of 5:51.3.

Yale swept the other three races with wins in the 2nd Varsity 8, Freshman 8 and 2nd Freshman 4. Penn clocked a 6:14.4 in the 2nd Varsity while the Freshman 8 had the day’s best Penn time at 6:08.2.

The Quakers raced two Yale crews in the 2nd Freshman 4, finishing second at 6:51.6.

The Red and Blue will race Harvard and Navy for the Adams Cup, April 26 on the Schuylkill River. Harvard has won the last seven cups.