SATURDAY, APRIL 03, 2010
Rowing gets good results in quad-meet with Embry Riddle, Central Florida Rowing and Florida
With both Men’s and Women’s Varsity 8 boats in Philadelphia, the remaining JU rowing boats got in some work of their own with a quad meet against Central Florida Rowing , Embry Riddle and Florida at the Negaard Rowing Center Saturday morning on the St. John’s River.

“We were delighted to welcome Florida, Central Florida and Embry Riddle today,” said JU assistant men’s coach Ed Oxlade. “With the Varsity 8’s racing in Philadelphia, the task of defending home water was left to our Junior Varsity and Freshman Novice Crews. The Men's 2V8 had a disappointing row by their own high standards against Florida's 1V, but the JV 4 rallied in the closest race of the day, managing to hold off a spirited sprint finish from Florida's Varsity 4 to win by 0.5s.

“We were very excited to see the continuing development of our Freshman/Novice boats, particularly the 8, which continues to remain unbeaten this year with another convincing display. Speed was also shown by the two Novice 4s, who will have gained both experience and some confidence going into FIRAs next week. We will continue to work hard this week to further hone our skills and we're looking forward to competing in Sarasota next weekend in defense of our team trophy from last year."

“Overall, it was a good day of racing here at home for the JU women against some of our in-state competitors,” said JU women’s novice coach Stephanie Metz. “The Novice 4+ had another strong showing, posting JU's largest margin of victory on the day. As a team, we all learned some things from today's racing that will help us continue to make improvements as we head to FIRA next weekend.”

In the opening race, the Men’s Junior Varsity 8 with coxswain Dan Moore, Rich Kelly, Kevin Friedlander, Wayne Reichard, Chris Ottie, Tucker Smoot, Parker Lawler, Luke Bauman and Nick Spitzer finished second with a mark of 5:37.1 behind Florida’s Varsity 8 (5:24.0).

In the second race, the Women’s Junior Varsity 8 with coxswain Leigh Taylor, Allison Sobiech, Abby Sierigk, Julia Fairchild, Brooke Reemsnyder, Jamie Dunlap, Ivy Hartley, Morgan McTiernan and Allison Pecaut placed first with a time of 6:25.0 ahead of the CFR’s Varsity 8 (6:34.5).

In race three, the JU Men’s Novice 4 “B” made up of coxswain Emma Allen, Korkies Cabrera, Bernard Vingilis, Evan Schnitker and Michael Esposito placed first with a time of 6:16.0 ahead of CFR (6:21.3), the Men’s Novice 4 “A” (6:25.7) with coxswain Sarah Moore, Charles Cooke, Andrew Lippert, Brian Tye and Jesse Brantman and Florida (6:35.9).

In the fourth race, the Women’s Novice 4 with coxswain Savannah Rice, Cassie MacLellan, Whitney Mathews, Molly Dutilly and Adrienne Santos finished first with a mark of 6:33.0 ahead of CFR (6:47.7) and Florida (7:19.4).

In the fifth race, the JU Men’s Varsity 4 “A” consisting of coxswain Andrew Soloway, Rich Kelly, Kevin Friedlander, Wayne Reichard and Parker Lawler placed first with a time of 5:29.7 ahead of Florida (5:30.1), JU Men’s Varsity 4 “B” (5:55.6) with coxswain Dan Moore, Tucker Smoot, Chris Ottie, Luke Bauman and Nick Spitzer and Emory (6:03.5).

In the sixth race, the Women’s Varsity 4 with coxswain Leigh Taylor, Allison Sobiech, Brooke Reemsnyder, Jamie Dunlap and Abby Sierigk finished first with a mark of 7:00.0 ahead of CFR (7:01.5).

The seventh race, the Men’s Novice 8 with coxswain Emma Allen, Adrian Perez-Siam, Jake Ruffolo, Art Pareene, Greg VanOekel, Bernard Vingilis, Evan Schnitker, Pat Mahon and Korkies Cabrera placed first with a time of 5:27.0 ahead of Florida (5:36.2), CFR (6:04.8) and Emory (6:10.6).

In the final race, the Women’s Novice 8 with coxswain Savannah Rice, Cassie MacLellan, Adrienne Santos, Mary Irvin, Whitney Mathews, Molly Dutilly, Ivy Hartley, Romi Delfino and Allison Pecaut placed second with a mark of 7:02.9 behind Florida (6:46.0).

The Dolphins will return to action at the FIRA State Championships on April 9.