Penn Finishes Third at Matthews-Leonard Cup

Camden, N.J. – The University of Pennsylvania lightweight rowing team place third during this afternoon’s race for the Matthews-Leonard Cup on the Cooper River. Harvard won the cup by sweeping three eventswhile Cornell placed second.

Harvard captured thevarsity eight by clocking a time of 6:16.5 in a headwind. Cornell posted a time of 6:21.8 for a second-place finish while the Quakers came in three seconds later with a time of 6:24.8.

In the second varsity eight, Harvard again took the top spot by recording a time of 6:30.9. Cornell was the runner-up with a time of 6:34.2, while Penn was third with a mark of 6:36.1.

The Crimson also placed first in the novice eight with a time of 6:35.1. The Big Red clocked a 6:39.2 for second place, while Penn came in third with a time of 6:47.0.

Penn is back in action on April 16 as it travels to New Haven, Conn. to challenge Yale and Columbia for the Dodge Cup.

Varsity 8 2nd Varsity 8 Novice 8:
Harvard 6:16.5 Harvard 6:30.9 Harvard 6:35.1
Cornell 6:21.8 Cornell 6:34.2 Cornell 6:39.2
Penn 6:24.8 Penn 6:36.1 Penn 6:47.0

-Written by Kelly McCarthy, athletic communications assistant