Women's Rowing Heads to Ithaca Saturday

PHILADELPHIA - For the second-straight weekend, the women’s rowing team hits the water for intercollegiate competition. This weekend, the Quakers make the trip to Ithaca, N.Y., to participate in the Raritan Cup (Class of ‘89 Plate) against the host Big Red and Rutgers University.

In Saturday’s competition, the winner of the varsity eight race will receive the Raritan Cup, while the team that accumulates the most points over the day’s races will be awarded the Class of ‘89 Plate.

Despite a loss to Northeastern last weekend, the Quakers’ varsity eight continues to hold a national ranking in the USRowing/CRCA coaches’ poll (20th). Neither Cornell nor Rutgers is ranked at the varsity level, although the Big Red received votes in this week’s poll.

“Both Cornell and Rutgers are great competitors and it should be another test for our athletes,” said head coach Mike Lane. “This weekend we need to execute our plan in the varsity 8+ race. That did not happen last Saturday and this is our second chance.”

Penn won the Class of ‘89 Plate last year for the first time since 1994, the only other time the Quakers have won it since it began being awarded in 1992. The Quakers also won the Raritan Cup last spring, defeating Rutgers by seven seconds and Cornell by 12 seconds. The only other times Penn has won the varsity race in this event was 1991 -- the first year of the competition -- and 2000.

Schedule of Events
8:35 a.m. - Novice 8+
9:05 a.m. - Varsity 8+
9:35 a.m. - Second Varsity 8+
10:05 a.m. - Novice 4+
10:35 a.m. - Varsity 4+
11 a.m. - Varsity B 4+

Penn Boatings (listed in order of events)
*boatings are subject to change

Novice 8+
Cox - C. Lewis
8 - M. Rieck
7 - H. Duus
6 - R. Reicherter
5 - A. Ruel
4 - M. Davydenko
3 - P. van den Berg
2 - S. Ridge
1 - A. Chain

Varsity 8+
Cox - L. Caffrey
8 - K. Purdy
7 - R. Carew
6 - K. Haneman
5 - R. Donald
4 - M. Gilley
3 - G. Kaplan-Stein
2 - L. Donald
1 - P. O’Shaughnessy

Second Varsity 8+
Cox - C. Sloane
8 - J. McEwan
7 - L. Hathaway
6 - I. Hain
5 - L. Mulligan
4 - S. O’Donnell
3 - L. Fox
2 - K. Ellison
1 - M.E. King

Novice 4+
Cox - E. Hoi
4 - M. French
3 - J. Drossner
2 - N. Ashbridge
1 - E. Fitzgerald

Varsity 4+
Cox - A. Silberstein
4 - J. Ritchie
3 - E. McIntosh
2 - K. Johnson
1 - E. Boettcher

Second Varsity 4+ (A)
Cox - C. Provey
4 - S. Madden
3 - S. Foelster
2 - J. Holup
1 - J. Wood

Second Varsity 4+ (B)
Cox - A. Kopke
4 - S. Hallett
3 - S. Kirsch
2 - B. Braun
1 - S. Robinson