Women's Rowing Finishes Second in Connell Cup

Final Results (row2k.com)

PHILADELPHIA - On a sunny but chilly Saturday morning, the Penn women's rowing team took second in four of five races and finished second overall in the Connell Cup that was contested on the Schuylkill River.

Not surprisingly, top-ranked Yale ruled the day, winning all five races. Penn was second and Columbia third in four of the races, with the Lions gaining second in the third varsity eight race.

In the varsity race, Yale clocked 6:10.1 on the 2,000-meter course to defeat the Quakers by 11.5 seconds. Columbia came in at 6:24.4. In the second varsity boat, Yale's 6:25.8 bested Penn (6:31.7); Following its third-place finish in 6:27.5, Columbia's boat was excluded from the race due to course interference with the Penn crew, and penalized after the race.

In the varsity four, Yale clocked 7:00.1 to easily defeat both Penn (7:19.2) and Columbia (7:23.3); in the varsity 4 B race, the Bulldogs rowed 7:19.2 to best the Quakers (7:31.2) and the Lions (7:32.8).

In the third varsity eight, Yale (6:39.8) was first while Columbia (6:51.2) was second and Penn (6:54.7) took third.

Penn returns to competition on April 10, hosting Syracuse and Northeastern for the Orange Challenge Cup.