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Navy Lights Host Penn and Delaware on Saturday

Racing begins at 7 a.m. Saturday.

April 26, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy lightweight rowing team will host Penn and Delaware in its final home race of the season this Saturday on the Severn River. Racing will begin at 7 a.m. with the first freshman competition.

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Racing will take place on Navy's southern 2,000m course, starting at the Manresa Cross (on northeast shore of the Severn River), crossing under the Naval Academy Bridge and finishing along the Hospital Point seawall at College Creek.

Spectators without DOD stickers may park in front of Halligan Hall and walk onto the Yard with a government issued ID. Those with vehicle access should park between the cemetery and Dewey Field for easiest access to the spectator area.

The Navy and Penn first varsity crews will meet for the Callow Cup. The race for the Callow Cup began in 1955 and is presented annually to the winner of the first varsity race between Navy and Penn. The trophy is Named after Russell "Rusty" Callow, who coached at both Navy and Penn.

Navy holds the all-time advantage in the Callow Cup competition as it leads Penn, 31-26. Navy has dominated the race in recent years as it has claimed the trophy in each of the last 12 seasons.

Last year in Philadelphia, Navy defeated Penn in all four races.

This Saturday's races will be the last for Navy until the Eastern Sprints on May 19.

Saturday's Schedule
7:00 a.m. - First freshman (with Navy 2F)
7:20 a.m. - First varsity
7:40 a.m. - Second varsity (with Navy 3V)
8:00 a.m. - Second freshman (with Navy 5V and 3F)
8:20 a.m. - Fourth varsity fours



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