Women's Rowing Heads to Cooper River for EAWRC Sprints


PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women’s rowing team closes out its season Sunday at the EAWRC Sprints on the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.

The History
Last year, the Quaker varsity 8 finished 11th overall after placing fifth in the Petite Final. Penn's time of 7:25.519 was twoseconds better than sixth-place George Washington. The day's highest finisher for the Quakers was the varsity 4 “A” boat, which took sixth place in the afternoon's Grand Final after turning in the morning's top qualifying time. Penn crossed the line in the finalin 8:40.619. The second varsity 8 took ninth overall by finishing third in the Petite Final in a time of 7:28.145, while the novice 8 took 13th by winning the 3rd Final in a time of 7:45.079.

Penn’s only first-place finish at sprints came in 1980.

Last Time Out

The Quakers last raced on Saturday, April 21 for the Award Plaque. The varsity 8 finished third at 6:44.5. Penn’s only victory came in the freshman 8, as the Quakers’ “A” crew clocked in at 7:12.1, 12 seconds ahead of second-place Dartmouth.

Morning Heat Schedule

8:20 a.m. Novice 8+

8:30 a.m. Varsity 8+

9:10 a.m. Second Varsity 8+

9:40 a.m. Second Novice 8+

10:20 a.m. Third Varsity 4 “A”

10:40 a.m. Third Varsity 4 “B”

Complete Heats and Finals Schedule

Penn Probable Lineups

Varsity 4

C Regina Houston

4 Julia Rogers

3 Liz Hathaway

2 Kristen Johnson

1 Erin McIntosh

Varsity 4 B

C Sasha Hallett

4 Margaux Howard

3 Shauna O’Donnell

2 Nicole Garman

1 Nishi Shah

Novice 8

C Ariel Silberstein

8 Halley McDaniel

7 Rebecca Carew

6 Julia Ritchie

5 Meg Gilley

4 Julia Hollup

3 Kelsey Colgan

2 Mary Ellen King

1 Maggie Walker

Second Novice 8

C Emily Schlesinger

8 Sue Strzelczyk

7 Sara Mead

6 Caitlin Jones

5 Amy Matta

4 Jackie Wood

3 Sam Tayne

2 Sara Foelster

1 Orly May

Second Varsity 8

C Lexi Caffrey

8 Katie Purdy

7 Maura Kelley

6 Libby Mulligan

5 Laura Fox

4 Kristen Haneman

3 Paula O’Shaughnessy

2 Catie Vuksich

1 Alana Kopke

Varsity 8

C Jessica Bartos

8 Iska Hain

7 Sarah Burd

6 Val Hutchins

5 Gracie Kaplan-Stein

4 Jackie McEwan

3 Annie Beitler

2 Kara Ellison

1 Meg Stinson