No. 9 Lightweights Set for Eastern Sprints

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PHILADELPHIA - A spot at the national championship regatta is at stake as the University of Pennsylvania lightweights head to the EARC Sprints in Worcester, Mass., on Sunday.

If the Quakers qualify for IRA's, it will mark the program's first back-to-back appearances at the national championships since qualifying began. Last year, a first-place finish in the Petite final clinched a spot at the national championships for the varsity, while the freshmen earned a medal for the first time since 1990.

Penn's last competition was nearly a month ago on April 26 and the freshmen earned a pair of wins against M.I.T. and Navy. Meanwhile, in the race for the Callow Cup,Navy finished with a time of 5:45.1, while the Quakers stopped the clock at 5:46.6. On Senior Day on the Schuylkill River, the freshmen opened up an open-water lead and cruised to victory with a winning time of 6:01.9. Navy was a distant second at 6:13.8. Later in the day, the Penn freshmen finished in 5:54.0 to top the Engineers by 14 seconds.

A full recap of the EARC Sprint races can be found at following the conclusion of the day's events.

Tentative Boatings
Bow Alex Cosio
2 Jon Earle
3 TJ Smith
4 Mark Dignam
5 Julian Mazaira
6 Parker Lange
7 Sam Shaw
Str Brian Kraus
Cox Alex Weinrich

Second Varsity
Bow Jon Reis
2 Julian Moon
3 Mike Donahue
4 Andrew Zhu
5 Adam Millar
6 Jaleel Uqdah
7 Hani Naga
Str Jasper Liu
Cox Franklin Zhu

Bow Landis Walsh
2 Connor Brady
3 Casey Howshall
4 Jeff Wang
5 Matt Lieber
6 Sam Ward
7 Jake Ford
Stroke Zack Howell
Cox Genny Liebes