Last one, fast one.
In their final cup race of the year, Penn heavyweight rowing is headed to Ithaca to take on Ancient Eight rivals Cornell and Dartmouth.
Let’s take a second. Or three.
This past weekend, all three Penn rowing teams finished in second place.
A four-year rower in the Varsity 8, a two-time CRCA National Scholar Athlete, a two-time first-team CRCA All-Region and a Rhodes Scholar all sit in the same boat.
Penn women's rowing tested its limits this weekend, and they did not come away empty handed.
While in action at the Clemson Invitational in South Carolina, the Quakers secured the Class of '89 Plaque for only the third time in program history.
In a sport where times are of the utmost importance, it makes teams easy to rank, and as a result, rankings tend to hold.
For the heavyweights, that characteristic of the sport worked two ways.
In a sport so focused on, quite literally, getting ahead of the competition, Penn women’s rowing coach Wesley Ng has somewhat of an odd philosophy.
“We're making sure we're not looking ahead, ever.”
For Ng's squad, process comes first, and, for the meantime, racing second.