LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s rowing team had another successful day at the Pac-12 Invitational on Sunday, coming home with a race win and outstanding performances from both Eights.
Penn’s 15th-ranked boat continued to show it belongs, taking second in a race that once again featured four ranked boats. The Quakers clocked 7:10.36 across Lake Las Vegas’ 2,000-meter course which had them a little more than two seconds behind 18th-ranked Oregon State (7:07.84). However, that time had Penn finishing more than three seconds ahead of Cal’s third-ranked boat (7:13.52) and SMU’s 16th-ranked boat (7:13.91).
Second Varsity Eight
Penn won its four-boat race, clocking 7:10.94 which allowed the Quakers to nip Cal (7:11.41) at the finish by .47 seconds. SMU (7:25.22) and Oregon State (7:35.26) were well off the pace set by the frontrunners.
Penn was fourth in this race, the Quakers’ time of 7:58.04 putting them behind Cal, SMU and Oregon State.
Penn will return to action in two weeks, competing at the Lake Wheeler Invitational that will be hosted by N.C. State in Raleigh, N.C.