WORCESTER, Mass. The University of Pennsylvania men’s lightweight rowing team raced at the EARC Sprints Sunday, where the freshman 8 had Penn’s best finish, coming in second in the Petite final.
After finishing fifth in their morning heat at 6:04.645, the Quakers finished just two seconds behind Georgetown in the final, clocking at 6:00.080.
The varsity 8 clocked at 5:49.988 in the morning heat, which put them in fourth. In the Petite final, Penn finished third at 5:50.759. Yale came in first (5:46.304) followed by Columbia (5:48.790).
The second varsity 8 came in fifth in the morning, clocking in at 5:58.890. They qualified for the Petite final, where they finished third at 5:58.927. Penn finished just one second behind second-place Georgetown. Delaware finished first at 5:52.314.
The second freshman four finished fifth in their respective final. They came in at 7:01.192. Delaware won the event, coming in at 6:42.960.
Dartmouth varsity 8 won the Grand final. They finished at 5:38.894.
The Quakers will be off until the IRA Regatta which starts on May 31 in Camden, N.J.