Women's Rowing Races Pushed Up to Friday Night

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women's rowing team has its final Cup race of 2011 on Friday night, as the Quakers make the long trip to Hanover, N.H. to compete with host Dartmouth and No. 1-ranked Princeton for the Class of 1984 Award Plaque.

Races will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and conclude by 7 p.m. Please note this is a change from the original schedule, which had the races going Saturday morning. The change was made due to the threat of inclement weather on Saturday in the North Country.

Dartmouth and Penn are first and second, respectively, among teams receiving votes outside the Top 20 in this week's CRCA/USRowing national poll. Because of that, expect a dogfight between the Big Green and Quaker boats. The races take on added significance, of course, as these are the last races before the EAWRC Sprints on May 15 in Pennsauken, N.J.

This race has been run continuously since 1985. Amazingly, Princeton has won the varsity 8 race every year with one exception -- in 1986, Dartmouth took top honors.

"The briefcase is packed for our last business trip of the spring," said Penn Head Coach Mike Lane. "We are looking forward to taking everything we have learned this spring and lay it out on the water this coming Saturday. This race is always a great tune-up as we get ready for the Sprints in three weeks."

From 91 North, take the Hanover, NH exit and then make a right onto Wheelock Street (this is the main street through town). Cross the bridge over the river and take the first left (there is a brick and iron gate there), which is Tuck Drive. Go through the gate and bear left. That is the boathouse parking lot.

Parents should watch from the finish line, which is 3 miles from the BH. From Wheelock Street, with the green/clock tower on your left, make a left onto Route 10. Pass the clock tower (on your left), and continue about 2.5 miles. Stay straight on Route 10 (you will pass the golf course on your left, and then proceed around/through a traffic circle). The finish line is on the river right near the Chieftain Inn. To see the river, you walk down the dirt road to the water's edge (just to the left of the Chieftain). There should be signs to mark all of this. Parking will be at the Rugby clubhouse, which is also on Route 10 but BEFORE you get to the Chieftain. It's on the right, across from the golf course. There will be signs. A shuttle will run from that lot to the finish line.


Varsity 8
Cox - J. Hornung
S - E. Donald
7 - K. Burke
6 - M. Fitzgerald
5 - A. Kendall
4 - K. Costello
3 - J. Werkmeister
2 - A. O'Connor
1 - R. Donald

Second Varsity 8
Cox - A. Schwartz
S - A. Hofinga
7 - L. Fitzgerald
6 - K. Raynor
5 - M. Rieck
4 - V. Goldman
3 - C. Bassett
2 - R. Duffin
1 - A. Chain

Third Varsity 8
Cox - C. Dommert
S - K. Creran
7 - N. Bosch
6 - M. Brauer
5 - S. Jason
4 - A. Ahlgrim
3 - E. Stulpin
2 - G. Deutch
1 - L. Pikus

Varsity 4 A
Cox - M. Jones
S - T. Karl
3 - C. Henderson
2 - C. Carney
1 - J. Pikus

Varsity 4 B
Cox - A. McGraw
S - K. Barone
3 - N. Ashbridge
2 - C. Wise
1 - J. Culley