Varsity Four comes in third in Knecht Cup grand final; Club Four takes fifth

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – The Philadelphia University women's rowing Varsity Four boat posted a third-place finish in the grand final of the Knecht Cup Sunday morning on the Cooper River.

The boat of Casey Watrous, Eliza Brooks, Mary Costello, Allison Cook and coxswain Julia Mazza  posted a time of 7 minutes, 45,70 seconds. Kansas was the winner in 7:31.11, and UMass was second with time of 7:39.23

It was the Lady Rams best finish in the Varsity Four since a second-place finish in 2009.

The Club Four boat was fifth in the DI/II final with a time of 8:58.39. The boat featured Kathy Hofmann, Gabby Zacher, Shannon O'Donnell, Stacy Tang and coxswain Marie Weber.  Mercyhurst posted a winning time of 7:58.99.

Philadelphia returns to the Schuylkill River to compete in the Kerr Cup Saturday, April 21.

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