WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Philadelphia University women's rowing team reached a pair of finals to cap its weekend in the Knecht Cup on Mercer Lake.
The varsity eight team led the way for the Rams with a fifth-place finish in the DI/II final. The Rams qualified for the final with a time of 7 minutes, 13.15 seconds in their heat race.
Rowing out of lane two after posting the sixth-best time during the heat stages, Philadelphia beat its heat time by nearly four seconds (7:09.38). The Rams edged out Nova Southeastern—who finished ahead over Philadelphia in the heat race—by .28 seconds to grab fifth. Philadelphia also finished ahead of Rollins.
Philadelphia added a sixth-place finish in the Club Four DI/II final. The Rams raced their way into the final by recording a time of 8:11.67 during the heat stage. The time was the sixth best across the three heats.
Just over two hours later, the Rams' varsity four went back on the water in lane two and completed the final in 8:16.32.
In the varsity eight semifinal, Philadelphia came home in seventh place in a very challenging group with a time of 7:28.23. The Rams went up against Boston University, Boston College, Wisconsin, Temple, Villanova, and George Mason.
Philadelphia's next competition is the Kerr Cup on Saturday, April 15 on the Schuylkill River.