PHILADELPHIA--The men’s heavyweight crews will head to Columbia’s Orchard Beach to contest the Lions and Yale for the Blackwell Cup.
The History ...
The Blackwell Cup is presented for annual competition among the varsity crews of Penn, Yale and Columbia in memory of George Engs Blackwell, an 1880 Columbia graduate. The Blackwell family placed the cup into competition in 1927. Penn has won the Blackwell Cup 32 times which puts it five behind Yale for the most, including wins in four the last nine years.
The team finished third in three races and second in the Freshman 4 in on the Housatonic River in New Haven, Conn. 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.
Probable boatings for Saturday:
C: Lawrence Tanzman
Matthew Van Voorhis
2nd Varsity 8
C: Halley Sloane
C: Geneva Long
C: Evan Olenoff