Philadelphia – Drexel Crew completed its first head competition on the familiar Schuylkill River at the 2011 Navy Day Regatta held on Saturday.
Drexel's novice eight finished second behind Pennsylvania with a time of 14:44.37. Catherine Hamilton coxed the Anna Marie Boat along with stroke Olivia Babiec, Emily Gartland, Meredith Bracken , Sierra Baca, Joy Yingling, Hilary Leifsen, Amanda Kleuser, and bow Bridget Pfiefer passed seven other shells.
The women's second varsity eight also clocked in a second place time behind Pennsylvania. The John A. Daskalakis boat with coxswain Alexandra Paulin, stroke Sarah Mackenzie, Elizabeth Daugherty, Elizabeth Campanella, Mallory Sykes , Amanda O'Malley, Colleen Delaney, Jackie Bender, and bow Asiya Mahmud recorded a runner-up time of 14:23.64.
The women's varsity eight capped off the day with a third place finish with a time of 14:34.48. Navy and Pennsylvania placed ahead of the Marlene Buckley boat, which featured coxswain Kerry Walsh, Julia Jackson, Emily Coyle, Juliana DeMarici, Alexa Antonioli, Elizabeth Bratton, Megan Bush, Mollie Cusack, and bow Samantha Cowan.