The U.S. Naval Academy crew outrowed 50 other entries today to win the championship eights of the 14th annual Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.
In a race against the clock, boats left the starting line at 10-second intervals. The Midshipmen were first off and first to finish, timed in 13:06.830 for the 2.75 miles. They had a margin of nearly 14 seconds over second-place Brown, the equivalent of almost 3 1/2 boat lengths.
Navy's boat, beaten a week earlier by both the Olympic gold medalists and a second Canadian crew in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, was stroked by Jerry Walters.
Georgetown finished 10th in 14:04.220, with another Navy crew 17th in 14:12.120, George Washington 21st in 14:20.380, another Georgetown boat 24th in 14:27.020 and a third 27th in 14:48.810. A fourth Georgetown crew was 34th in 15:03.560 and a second George Washington crew was 35th in 15:03.880.
Dave Challinor of the Potomac Boat Club won the senior veteran single sculls in 19:02.310. Georgetown took fifth place in the youth (under 20 years of age) eights in 14:32.700. The Hoyas' women's four-with-coxswain was sixth in 17:48.750, with Potomac Boat Club ninth in 18:04.350.
Charles Anderson of the Potomac Boat Club was ninth in the master (over 35) single sculls in 17:47.520. Potomac Boat Club was fifth in mixed double sculls in 17:19.130.