WORCESTER, Mass. The University of Pennsylvania men’s heavyweight rowing team came in ninth at the EARC Sprints Sunday, hosted by the Classes of 1962 and 1992. Penn raced three boats with the varsity 8 taking the best finish.
The varsity 8 placed fourth in the morning heat at 5:43.739. In the Petite final, they 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 8 finished fourth in their heat, coming in at 5:53.592. They qualified for the Petite final, where they finished sixth at 6:05.340. Syracuse came in first, crossing the finish line at 5:50.912.
The freshman 8 came in sixth in their morning heat, clocking at 6:06.616. They raced in the 3rd final in the afternoon. They came in fourth at 6:00.490, two seconds behind Holy Cross. George Washington won the race, at a time of 5:53.882.
Harvard won the varsity 8 Grand final, coming in at 5:27.005.
Penn returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Boston, Mass. to race Northeastern in the Burk Cup.