Men's Heavyweight Rowing Readies for Eastern Sprints

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PHILADELPHIA--After a two-week hiatus, the University of Pennsylvania men’s heavyweight rowing team returns to action Sunday at the EARC Sprints in Worcester, Mass.

Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) Championships
Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.
Sunday, May 10, 2009

Times are approximate and subject to change

Varsity 4

Grand Final: 7:40 a.m.

Freshman 8

Heat: 9:36 a.m.

Finals: 2:37 p.m.-3:07 p.m.

2nd Varsity 8

Heat: 11:00 a.m.

Finals: 3:49 p.m.-4:19 p.m.

Varsity 8

Heat: 11:12 a.m.

Finals: 4:31 p.m.-6:01 p.m.

Click here for results as they are available

The History

Penn raced three boats at the EARC Sprints and participated in the third final in the varsity, second varsity and freshman races.

In the morning heats, Penn's varsity eight finished fifth in the heat with a time of 6:17.023. Later in the third final, the Quakers rowed a time of 6:28.098 for fourth place. The University of Wisconsin won the Grand Final with a time of 6:09.719.

The second varsity eight was fifth in the heat and clocked a time of 6:32.392. In the third final, Penn was fourth with a time of 6:33.884. Wisconsin, which had been in Penn's heat, won the Grand Final with a time of 6:17.215.

The Red and Blue's freshman boat finished sixth in its heat with a time of 6:22.163 and then improved that time to 6:20.447 for fifth in the third final. Harvard won the Grand Final with a time of 5:57.635.

Penn’s last top-five finish at Sprints came in 2002, when they came in fourth, clocking at 5:49.6. The Quakers’ last victory was in 1998, when they crossed the finish line in 6:05.0.

Last Time Out

Quakers hosted Northeastern on the Schuylkill River April 26 for the Burk Cup. The Huskies claimed the title race in the Varsity 8 race with a time 5:39.4. First contested in 1970, it was the40th Burk Cup race. Northeastern also took wins in the 2nd Varsity and Freshman 8 races. The Quakers' 3rd Varsity won the Varsity 4 race with a time of 6:40.48, edging Northeastern's time of 6:40.93 while Penn's 2nd Freshman boat clocked a time of 7:14.33.

Probable Boatings

Varsity 8

C: Halley Sloane

Tyler Montgomery

Neil McPeak

Tim Simon

Matthew Dunn

Matthew Van Voorhis

Dan Morrison

Bayard Wilson

James Daughdrill

2nd Varsity 8

C: Lawrence Tanzman

Patrick Kneeland

Piero Russo

Nicholas Whitehead

Derek Gollnitz

Nicholas Barnes

Russel Windsor

Nadan Sehic

Freshman 8

C: Matt Mildenberg

Loren Mead

Kevin Kennedy

Gordon Thompson

Brian Young

Andrew Wolfman

Richard Sanz

Christopher Martin

Varsity 4

C: Evan Olanoff

Christopher Shook

Edward Keller

Jett Aubrey

Ian MacClean