PhilaU Rowing Shines at the Knecht Cup

PhilaU Rowing
PhilaU Rowing

Philadelphia, PA- The Philadelphia University men’s and women’s rowing teams wrapped up a home weekend at the Knecht Cup on the Schuylkill River with excellent results.

The women’s V8 took second-place in the NCAA DII/III Final (6:49.40) just four seconds behind winner Mercyhurst (6:45.90).  The team also advanced to the NCAA Division I Petite Final and finished in sixth (7:01.22).  Fordham took the race in 6:45.07.

In the men’s V4, the PhilaU team took the title (6:47.27), whizzing in front of the second-place team Mary Washington by five seconds.  The men’s V4 also took the Grand Finale title vs. DI competition (6:38.47), outpacing Colgate, Boston College and Temple among others.

In the women’s club four, PhilaU won (8:18.60), besting Pitt for the win.

Next up for both teams will be the Kerr Cup Regatta back on the Schuylkill on Saturday (4/17).