Successful Weekend For Women's Rowing

Head of the Schuylkill results

Princeton Chase results

PHILADELPHIA -The Penn women's rowing team enjoyed a successful Saturday at the Head of the Schuylkill, as both the novice 4 and novice 8 A squads had winning times amid rainy conditions in Philadelphia.

The novice 4 got the Quakers on the winning track, rolling to the title with a time of 18:35.7033 over the Schuylkill's three-mile course. That was more than a minute faster than second-place Army.

In the novice 8, Penn's A boat clocked 16:36.5133 which was just ahead of Villanova (16:36.5133). Penn's B boat was 25th overall, in 19:47.5400.

"I am very proud of the hard work our novice athletes have put in this fall," said head coach Mike Lane. "The hard work has paid off in the outstanding results we had Saturday. This is a testament to the depth we currently have, and hopefully is a sign of continuing good things to come through our fall and spring seasons."

Penn also rowed eight boats on Sunday at the three-mile Princeton Chase, which was held on Lake Carnegie in New Jersey.

The Quakers' best finish at the Chase occurred in the varsity 4, where their A boat took seventh overall in 17:47.601. The varsity 8 was eighth in its field, clocking 15:43.074 (Yale was the champion here, in 14:46.323). In the novice 8, Penn's A boat was ninth overall in 17:26.172.

"Sunday was a very good day for our varsity 8 A boat," said Lane. "They went out and executed what they needed to do. They also proved to themselves that by coming back to campus this fall in shape gives them the opportunity to compete with the best teams in the country. Finishing in the top 10 was a huge hurdle that we had to get over. I am excited to see what our kids will do next."

Penn will conclude its fall season with the University of Virginia's Rivanna Romp on Sunday, Nov. 15.