Penn Heavies to Compete at Head of the Charles


PHILADELPHIA -- The first regatta of the 2016 fall for the University of Pennsylvania heavyweight rowing team is a prestigious one as the Red and Blue head to Boston and the Charles River for the famed Head of the Charles Regatta this weekend.

The Red and Blue will enter a crew in the Championship Eight race which starts at 2:20 p.m. on Sunday. Penn is bow #14 in the race.

In addition, a crew of alumni will return to the Charles on Saturday, racing in the Alumni Eight on Saturday at 12:12 p.m. Penn's alums are bow #38.

Last year, Penn was 15th overall in the Championship Eight -- 13th among American collegiate crews.

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