Crew competes in Princeton Chase

For the second time this weekend, the men’s crew team took to the river, this time to race in the Princeton Chase in Princeton, New Jersey on Sunday.

The top rowers on the team raced against some of the country’s top rowing programs as the men’s heavyweight varsity eight boats and the heavyweight varsity four boats rowed on Lake Carnegie’s three-mile race course.

On a crowded race course two varsity heavyweight eight boats were a part of 63 boats. Coxswained by junior Truman Levine, the “A” boat finished in 37th place with a time of 14 minutes, 4 seconds. While the “B”  boat led by coxswain  junior Julia Wolanski finished 53th in a time of 14:38 seconds.

Two heavyweight varsity 4 boats competed against the likes of Boston, Cornell, Wisconsin  Navy and much more as the “A” boat finished in 28th place in a time of 15:37 seconds. Temple’s “B” boat led by coxswain Samuel Vecchione finished 47th out of a field of 52 boats.

The Princeton Chase was hosted by Princeton University and Carnegie Lake Rowing Association.

Last Saturday, the Owls also competed in the Head of the Schuylkill as the freshman four boat won its race on the Schuylkill.

Now with two weeks until  the Owls next competitive race, assistant coach Brian Perkins said the team will work on lineups and they continue to make switches in boats to see the improvements each boat makes.

The Owls will return to the river in November as they compete in the Frostbite Regatta.