Women's Rowing Retains Raritan Cup

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn women’s rowing team earned the Raritan Cup for the third year in a row, as the varsity eight defeated Cornell and Rutgers. However, for the first time since 2004 it was the Big Red that walked away with the Class of ’89 Plate, accumulating the most points from five races on the day.

It was a beautiful day for racing on the Schuylkill, with the only problem being a wind that constantly changed direction and velocity.

In the varsity eight, Penn was able to gradually pull away from Cornell and clocked 7:01.3, more than five seconds ahead of the Big Red. Rutgers was a distant third, at 7:19.9. After winning the inaugural Raritan Cup race in 1991, Penn had only won it once from 1992 to 2006. However, Saturday's victory marked the Quakers' third in a row over the Big Red and Scarlet Knights.

In the second varsity race, Cornell was able to gain an advantage in the first 500 meters and never trailed, defeating Penn by six seconds. Rutgers was third.

In the varsity 4, Penn’s A boat easily defeated Cornell and the Quakers’ B boat.

Cornell swept the novice races, clocking 7:09.0 in the first novice race to beat Penn by 18 seconds. In the second novice, Cornell won by nearly 20 seconds.

Penn returns to action again next weekend, hosting Dartmouth and Princeton for the Award Plaque and Class of 1984 Trophy.

Final Results

Second Novice 8

1. Cornell 7:46.6, 2. Penn 8:05.9

Cox – C. Dommert; 8 – A. Dusenbery; 7 – K. Stillman; 6 – J. Jackson; 5 – C. Wise; 4 – K. Mooney; 3 – S. Gadpaille; 2 – V. Nespor; 1 – S. Woodby

Novice 8

1. Cornell 7:09.0, 2. Penn 7:27.2, 3. Rutgers 7:49.0

Cox – C. Marcaccio; 8 – L. Bridgman; 7 – M. Brauer; 6 – K. Barone; 5 – A. Kendall; 4 – M. Harper; 3 – J. Werkmeister; 2 – J. Glazer; 1 – Q. Werner

Varsity 4

1. Penn A 8:03.1, 2. Cornell 8:18.2, 3. Penn B 8:23.7

A

Cox – C. Sloane; 4 – S. Madden; 3 – B. Braun; 2 – A. Matta; 1 – J. Wood

B

Cox – C. Provey; 4 – A. Chain; 3 – K. Johnson; 2 – S. Ridge; 1 – S. Foelster

2nd Varsity 8

1. Cornell 7:16.4, 2. Penn 7:22.4, 3. Rutgers 7:48.6

Cox – R. Pattison; 8 – L. Fitzgerald; 7 – M. King; 6 – C. Mehaffey-Coy; 5 – L. Hathaway; 4 – J. Drossner; 3 – J. Ritchie; 2 – N. Bedos; 1 – M. Rieck

Varsity 8

1. Penn 7:01.3, 2. Cornell 7:06.6, 3. Rutgers 7:19.9

Cox – L. Caffrey; 8 - L. Donald; 7 – M. Gilley; 6 – K. Haneman; 5 – R. Donald; 4 – K. Purdy; 3 – N. Ashbridge; 2 – K. Ellison; 1 – K. Burke