Rivanna Romp Results
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Penn women's rowing team sent several boats to the University of Virginia's Rivanna Romp, which took place Sunday at the Rivanna Reservoir. The head-race event was the last of the fall season for the Quakers.
Sunday's races pitted Penn against crews from Virginia, Duke, Miami, Iowa, Ohio State, Old Dominion, and Tennessee.
"This was a great opportunity for us to race teams we would normally never race during the regular season," said head coach Mike Lane. "Itprovided usan opportunity to prove that the hard work is paying off. In addition, the ability to race this late in the fall has really helped keep our intensity level high through each of our practices."
Penn ran three boats in the Varsity 8 portion of the day, and came back later with six boats in the College 4 races.
In the varsity eights, Penn's A boat finished sixth out of 19 boats, clocking 13:49.99 over the 4K course, while the B boat was 12th (14:08.13 and the C boat was 18th in 15:03.14. Overall, 19 boats competed in the race, with host Virginia's A team winning in 13:06.55.
In the College 4s, Penn's B boat actually posted the best time among the Quaker teams, in 15:48.36 which was just ahead of the A boat's 15:48.50. Penn's C boat was 16th in 15:56.72, while the D boat was 17th (15:57.95), the E boat was 22nd (16:55.50) and the F boat was 23rd (17:01.91). Virginia was once again the victor in this race, as the Cavaliers' A boat was timed in 14:48.46 which was more than 21 seconds ahead of Ohio State's A boat.