NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. The University of Pennsylvania women’s rowing team won all five races in the Class of ’89 Plate against Cornell and Rutgers on Saturday evening on the Raritan River. Penn won the Raritan Cup for winning the varsity 8race for the first time since 2000. The Quakers also took the Class of '89 Plate for accumulating the most team points. This is the first time Penn won the plate since 1994.
The varsity 8 came in first, crossing the finish line at 6:43.7, edging second-place Rutgers by seven seconds. The second varsity 8 came in 12 seconds ahead of Rutgers, finising at 6:54.7 and the freshmen 8 came in at 7:04.0.
The varsity 4 dominated Rutgers. They came in exactly 25 seconds ahead of the Scarlet Knights, clocking at 7:50.3.The second novice 8 also won their race.
Penn competes in its final cup race of the spring next Saturday, against Princeton and Dartmouth for the Award Plaque (1984 Trophy) at Princeton, N.J.
Second Varsity 8
Second Frehsmen 8