PHILADELPHIA - Coming off a ninth-place finish at EARC Sprints last Sunday, the University of Pennsylvania men’s heavyweight rowing team heads back to New England Saturday to face Northeastern in the Burk Cup. The races will take place on the Charles River in Boston.
Northeastern has won the last five Burk Cups, including a five-second win last year. Penn crossed the finish line at 5:46.4. The Quakers’ last win came in 2001. Northeastern took the series lead with last season’s victory. The Huskies hold a 19-18 advantage.
Last Time Out
Penn raced three boats at EARC Sprints, with the varsity 8 earning the best finish. In the Petite final, the Quakers came in third at 5:38.419. It was a close finish as Cornell (first) came in at 5:35.740 and Boston University (second) crossed the finish line at 5:36.968. The second varsity (6:05.340) finished sixth in the Petite final, and the freshman 8 came in fourth (6:00.490) in the 3rd final.
Penn Probable Lineups
Penn closes out its cup schedule by hosting Cornell in the Madeira Cup, hosted by the Class of 1987, on Friday, May 25.