Women's Rowing Finishes Third at Poughkeepsie

Final Results (row2k)

New York Times coverage of the event

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -The Penn women's rowing team finished third out of seven crews Saturday in the women's varsity 8 race at the Quadricentennial Poughkeepsie Regatta, capping off a weekend of festivities that were hosted by Marist.

Covering a four-mile course that ran from Roger's Point in Hyde Park to the Mid-Hudson Bridge, and racing in front of more than 2,000 spectators, the Quakers clocked 26:18.23 to finish behind Cornell (24:39.5) and Syracuse (25:05.73). Columbia was fourth in 26:34.29, followed by Army (26:56.9), Vassar (27:28.91) and host Marist (28:05.25).

"Marist put on a great event for our athletes!" said Penn head coach Mike Lane. "It is a real honor being part of a program with as much history as Penn has in the rowing world. Our athletes were able to enjoy the moment and felt very privileged to be one of the first women's crews to race at the IRA Poughkeepsie Regatta. I would like to thank the Marist community for putting on such a great weekend for the athletes.

"The race was different from anything we have ever done -- it was four miles and lasted more than 24 minutes, with conditions that were less than ideal. I am proud of the way our athletes competed, and very excited to move into fall head racing season."

The Penn women will be home for their next two events, competing in the Navy Day Regatta next Saturday and then the Head of the Schuylkill on October 24.