MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
Rowing completes its weekend at SIRA Regatta
The Women's Novice 4 came away with a bronze medal during the weekend.
The Women's Novice 4 came away with a bronze medal during the weekend.
The Dolphins enter the final stretch of the 2010 season and completed its final test in preparation for Dad Vails as the JU rowing program competed in the Southeast Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Regatta on Saturday and Sunday in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

“We saw some great racing and faced excellent competition this weekend, but we just couldn't deliver the full package in the finals,” said JU men’s head coach Jim Mitchell. “The results are disappointing but only because of the expectations we have. We have a lot of work to do, and we will find more speed because we will continue to hold ourselves to a high standard.”

“Going into this weekend, we knew it would be a challenge,” said JU women’s head coach Kris Muhl. “The women continued to row well and defeated some big name schools during some heats in the process. I think the field as a whole was more competitive this year and even though we were on the trailing end of the mix, we were in the mix. The highlight was the Novice Women, bringing home the bronze. Coach Metz has done a great job with them. We will continue to work on some things in preparation for Dad Vail.”

The Men’s Novice 4 with coxswain Sarah Moore, Charles Cooke, Andrew Lippert, Brian Tye and Jesse Brantman opened its initial heat in fifth place with a time of 7:30.88 behind Ohio State (7:21.50), Tampa (7:24.6), Washington (7:25.67) and Florida (7:26.52). In the C Semifinal, the squad placed second with a mark of 7:24.63 behind Florida (7:16.90) but ahead of Alabama (7:36.66), Georgia (7:58.26) and Miami (8:05.32). In the C Final, the squad finished second with a time of 7:26.49 behind The State of Florida (7:25.5) but ahead of Michigan State (7:31.48), Florida (7:31.48), Deleware (7:32.93) and Alabama (8:04.78).

The Men’s Freshman 8 consisting of coxswain Emma Allen, Adrian Perez-Siam, Jake Ruffalo, Art Pareene, Greg VanOekel, Bernard Vingillis, Evan Schnitker, Pat Mahon and Korkies Cabrera finished third in its heat with a time of 6:33.33 behind Michigan State (6:27.7) and North Carolina (6:32.68) but ahead of Vanderbilt (6:49.48), North Carolina State (6:56.11) and Murray State (7:23.34). In the AB Semifinal, the squad placed third with a mark of 6:09.39 behind St. Joseph’s (6:01.00) and Grand Valley (6:05.45) but ahead of Michigan State (6:10.08), Colorado (6:14.26) and Notre Dame (6:21.82). In the A Final, the squad placed sixth with a mark of 6:42.23 behind Virginia (6:20.70), St. Joseph’s (6:21.81), Deleware (6:24.15), Purdue (6:24.60) and Grand Valley (6:29.81).

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 placed second in its heat with a time of 6:09.82 behind Marietta (6:05.60) but ahead of Ohio State (6:22.53), Georgia Tech (6:23.98) and Tampa (6:46.54). In the Repechage, the squad placed first with a mark of 6:07.10 ahead of St. Joseph’s (6:10.49), North Carolina (6:13.80) and Texas (6:42.84). In the A Final, the squad placed sixth with a mark of 6:32.62 behind Temple (6:21.08), Virginia (6:23.85), Marietta (6:27.18), Notre Dame (6:28.08) and Purdue (6:29.31).

The Women’s Varsity 8 with coxswain Jamie Goldstein, Allison Sobiech, Danielle Fournier, Jenna Barker, Jill Carmody, Kelly Burke, Marina Arishina, Emily Close and Mary Mosier placed fourth in its heat with a time of 6:59.83 behind Oklahoma (6:37.40), Indiana (6:38.38) and Alabama (6:40.56) but ahead of SMU (7:01.45). In the Repechage, the squad finished fourth with a mark of 6:46.95 behind Alabama (6:37.0), Tulsa (6:39.06) and SMU (6:42.36) but ahead of Kansas State (6:50.79). In the B Final, the squad placed third with a mark of 7:11.37 behind Kansas State (7:02.60) and SMU (7:02.9).

The Men’s Varsity 8 with coxswain Tom Richards, Andy Davis, Dylan Kosten, Erich Negaard, Sebastian Kuhn, Issac LaCount, Isaiah LaCount, Tyler Humphrey and John Gerety won its initial heat with a time of 5:58.9 ahead of Purdue (6:02.96), Ohio State (6:09.53), Delaware (6:17.0), Clemson (6:38.11) and LSU (6:49.62). In the AB Semifinal, the squad placed first again with a time of 5:52.80 ahead of Marietta (5:56.19), Georgia Tech (5:58.08), St. Joseph’s (6:02.07) and Texas (6:21.21). In the A Final, the squad placed fourth with a mark of 6:15.04 behind Florida Tech (6:10.60), Temple (6:13.08) and Virginia (6:14.36) but ahead of Grand Valley (6:17.47) and Marietta (6:17.8).

The Women’s Junior Varsity 8 with coxswain Leigh Taylor, Jenna Manis, Candace Barber, Jamie Dunlap, Abby Sierigk, Morgan McTiernan, Brooke Reemsnyder, Julia Fairchild and Karly Greer finished fourth in its heat with a mark of 7:17.82 behind Oklahoma (6:47.0), Purdue (6:51.47) and Kansas State (7:02.33) but ahead of Ohio (8:18.81). In the B Final, the squad finished second with a time of 7:41.92 behind SMU (7:28.80) but ahead of Florida (7:46.81) and Ohio (9:02.19).

The Women’s Novice 4 consisting of coxswain Savannah Rice, Cassie McaLellan, Whitney Mathews, Molly Dutilly and Adrienne Santos took home bronze in its Open A Final with a time of 8:09.4 behind Tulsa (7:53.6) and Kansas State (8:02.03) but ahead of Purdue (8:50.7). The Dolphins will next compete in the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta on May 7 in Philadelphia.