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No Grand rowing by W. Crew at Sprints

The Penn women's crew team failed to make the Grand Final in any event at the EAWRC Sprints on the Cooper River in New Jersey on May 13.

Four Penn boats raced in Petite Finals, but even there, success was hard to come by for the Red and Blue. The best finish by a Penn boat was third place by the Quakers' varsity eight, which finished 4.5' seconds behind victorious Rutgers. The boat's time of 6:45.6', however, was the sixth-fastest by a varsity shell.

The next-best finishing Penn boat was the open novice four, which placed fourth in another Petite Final won by the Scarlet Knights.

Penn had fifth-place finishers in the open novice eight and the open novice varsity four "A."

The Red and Blue's final entry, the open varsity second eight, finished second in the third level final.

--Jesse Spector

Another 10th-place finish for Lwt. Crew

No surprises here. The Penn men's lightweight crew team, ranked 10th out of 11 teams in the nation, finished 10th in the EARC Sprints on May 13.

After posting the 10th-best qualifying time (5:59.3), the Quakers rowed to a fourth-place finish in the Petite Final (5:59.7) with the 10th-fastest time of the event. Yale won the six-team Grand Final in 5:41.2.

Penn's second varsity lightweight eight finished fourth in its Petite Final (10th-fastest time in the event).

The Quakers' freshman lightweights also placed fourth in their Petite Final. And yes, they had the 10th-fastest time in the event.

-- Jason Bodnar

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