Lightweight Rowers Sweep Penn to Retain the Callow Cup
The Navy's varsity eight earned their second win of the season on Saturday.
April 28, 2012
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Navy lightweight rowing team took all four races from Penn on Saturday morning on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pa. In winning the varsity eight race, Navy improved to 2-5 on the season and claimed the Callow Cup for the 12th consecutive year.
The Mids' top boat cruised across the finish line with a time of 6:01.1, easily beating Penn's first varsity boat, which clocked a 6:09.5.
"Today was an awesome day of racing," said Navy head coach Steve Perry. "I'm very proud of all of our boats; they did a great job of incorporating what we've been working on in practice into all of today's races."
Navy's second varsity also put on an impressive display by defeating the Quakers by over 15 seconds. The Mids posted a 6:09.1, while Penn finished with a time of 6:25.3.
The third varsity put together a strong effort as well in defeating Penn. Navy clocked a 6:16.1, easily beating Penn's time of 6:33.3.
It marked the second consecutive week both the second and third varsity boats were victorious as each crew defeated Harvard last weekend.
Navy's top freshman boat won its race with the second-fastest time of the day - 6:06.9. Penn placed second with a 6:15.5 and Navy's second freshman crew took third with a 6:27.2.
Navy will be off next weekend in preparation for the Eastern Sprints Championships on May 13 in Worcester, Mass.
"I'm very excited for the next couple weeks of training leading up to the Eastern Sprints," said Perry.
Navy 2F 6:27.2