Men's Lightweight Finishes Strong at Head of Schuylkill

Philadelphia-- The men's lightweight crew team was paced by the Second Varsity Eight squad that finished second at the Head of the Schuylkill in Philadelphia on Oct. 30. The team will use its success in preparation for this weekend's Princeton Chase.

The crew of C Sean Luhks '05, 8 Mike Seelaus '05, 7 Dave Read '05, 6 Jason Brooks '05, 5 Chris Storm '07, 4 Matt Carey '07, 3 Mike Guichon '07, 2 Chris Mingle '05 and Bow Sean Cronin '05 finished second behind Navy with a time of 13:06.5

"The second varsity boat felt very good about their race. It was a positive step in their preparations for the Chase. We are all looking forward to competing against a full field on Sunday," commented Head Coach Mike Irwin.

The Freshman/NoviceFour crew of C Brandon Weber '08, 4 Max Funk '08, 3 Josh Sowick '08, 2 Mik Gasiorowski '08 and Bow Jon Tamblyn '08 finished third (16:15.7) behind Saint Joseph's (15:32.3) and Army (16:04.8).

Penn's Freshman/Novice Eight team of Brandon Weber '08, 8 Ryan Cobb '08, 7 Max Funk '08, 6 Josh Sowick '08, 5 Mik Gasiorowski '08, 4 Jon Tamblyn '08, 3 Craig Wenger '08, 2 Max Cancre '08 and 1 Patrick Furlong '08 finished 12th (14:09.8) out of 47 total entries.

The Quakers travel north to Princeton for the Princeton Chase on Nov. 7.

Lightweight 8+ Frosh/Novice 8+ Frosh/Novice4+
Navy 12:51.8 Princeton 13:11.0 Saint Joseph's 15:32.3
Penn 13:06.5 Penn (Hwt) 13:13.0 Army 16:04.8
Navy 13:22.9

King's Crown RA

13:28.6 Penn 16:15.7
Marietta 13:23.4 Princeton 13:30.3 Savannah College 17:15.6
King's Crown RA 13:41.0 Virginia 13:34.7 UMass - Lowell 17:19.7
Holy Cross 13:42.9 Navy Lwt 'A' 13:41.6 UConn 17:23.8
Hawk Rowing 13:50.4 Navy Lwt 'B' 13:42.5
Delaware 13:57.0 Navy Hwt 'A' 13:44.6

Saint Joseph's

14:00.9 Marietta 14:00.0
Columbia 14:00.7
Saint Joseph's 14:06.6
Penn (Lwt) 14:09.8
Navy Hwy 'B' 14:17.2
Marist 14:19.1
Georgetown 14:24.1
total of13 entries total of 47 entries total of18 entries

Written by Mat Kanan, associate director of athletic communications