Women's Crew Takes Three Races in Orange Challenge Cup

PHILADELPHIA - Penn captured three races and finished second in the varsity 8 in the Orange Challenge Cup Saturday on the Schuylkill River.

The Quakers took the second varsity 8, novice 4+, and freshman 8 races.

In the varsity 8, Penn was less than a second off the pace in a tight finish with Northeastern, crossing the line in 6:33.2 to Northeastern's 6:32.4. The second varsity 8 won by nearly six seconds in 6:38.3, while the varsity 4 took second in 7:41.0, behind winner Northeastern in 7:36.0.

The novice 4+ dominated its race, cruising to a win in 7:46.2, 20 seconds better than Syracuse's second-place 8:06.6. The novice 8 won a close race, beating Syracuse to the line by eight-tenths of a second in 6:44.4.

Penn returns to action April 14 at Rutgers with Cornell.

Varsity 8:
Northeastern 6:32.4
Penn 6:33.2
Syracuse 6:39.9

2nd Varsity 8:
Penn 6:38.3
Syracuse 6:44.0
Northeastern 6:45.1

Varsity Four:

Northeastern 7:36.0
Penn 7:41.0
Syracuse 7:46.7

Nov 4+:
Penn 7:46.2
Syracuse 8:06.6
Penn B 8:08.2
Northeastern 8:34.5

Varsity B 4+:
Syracuse 7:55.1
Penn 7:58.2

Frosh/Novice 8:
Penn 6:44.4
Syracuse 6:45.2
Northeastern 7:09.1