THURSDAY, MAY 06, 2010
Rowing to compete in 72nd annual Dad Vail Regatta
After a full season of preparation, JU rowing will send six boats to compete in the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta this Friday & Saturday, on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Men’s Varsity 8, Men’s Varsity 4, Men’s Junior Varsity 8, Women’s Varsity 8, Women’s Varsity 4 and Women’s Freshman 4 will compete in the 72nd annual regatta, which features more than 120 colleges and 3,300 rowers from the United States and Canada.

The event will showcase 498 events and 19 different race categories with qualifying heats on Friday. Schools that qualify in the initial races will move on to semifinal heats on Saturday, with the event finals being held late Saturday.

The Men’s Varsity 4 with coxswain Andrew Soloway, Chris Ottie, Art Pareene, Luke Bauman and Nick Spitzer will kick things off on Friday at 7:35 a.m. in the sixth preliminary heat against Deleware, Middlebury, Dayton, Stony Brook and Chicago. The top two finishers from nine heats will move on to three semifinals on Saturday (9:55-10:05 p.m.). The top two from each semifinal will compete in the Aberdeen/Curran Final at 3:10 p.m.

The Women’s Varsity 4 with coxswain Leigh Taylor, Jenna Manis, Karly Greer, Morgan McTiernan and Candace Barber will compete on Friday at 9:06 a.m. in the fifth preliminary heat against UNC, Penn State, UMass, Temple and Scranton. The top three finishers from the six heats will move on to three semifinals on Saturday (9:34-9:48 a.m.). The top two from each semifinal will compete for the Margaret McNiff Trophy in the Final at 3 p.m.

The Men’s Varsity 8 with coxswain Tom Richards, Dylan Kosten, Eric Negaard, Issac LaCount, Isaiah LaCount, Sebastian Kuhn, Andy Davis, John Gerety and Tyler Humphrey will compete on Friday at 10:55 a.m. in the fourth preliminary heat against Loyola, Washington College, Purdue, Vermont and Michigan State. The top two finishers from five heats will automatically qualify for the three semifinals on Saturday (11:05-11:19 a.m.). All other finishers not placing last will move on to three Repecharge Heats on Friday (2:55-3:05 p.m.), in which the top two finishers will also move on to the Saturday semifinals. The top two finishers from each semifinal will then compete for the Richard O’Brien Trophy in the Final at 4:30 p.m. The rest of the semifinal participants will compete in the Second Final at 4:20 p.m.

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 will go on Friday at 11:35 a.m. in the second preliminary heat against Marist, Buffalo, Delaware, Marquette and Middlebury. The top two finishers from five heats will automatically qualify for the three semifinals on Saturday (10:44-10:58 a.m.). All other finishers not placing last will move on to three Repecharge Heats on Friday (3:10-3:25 p.m.), in which the top two finishers will also move on to the Saturday semifinals. The top two finishers from each semifinal will then compete in the Aberdeen Final at 4:10 p.m. The rest of the semifinal participants will compete in the Second Final at 4 p.m.

The Women’s Freshman 4 made up of coxswain Savannah Rice, Cassie MacLellan, Whitney Mathews, Molly Dutilly and Abby Sierigk will compete on Friday at 1:17 p.m. in the third preliminary heat against Lowell, Iona and New Jersey College. The top two finishers from nine heats will move on to three semifinals on Saturday (7-7:14). The top two from each semifinal will compete in the Final at 1 p.m.

The Men’s Junior Varsity 8 consisting of coxswain Dan Moore, Wayne Reichard, Kevin Friedlander, Greg VanOekel, Rich Kelly, Jake Ruffolo, Adrian Perez-Siam, Tucker Smoot and Parker Lawler will go on Friday at 4:35 in the first preliminary heat against Delaware, Purdue, Temple and Marietta. The top three finishers from three heats will compete for the Ernie Bayer Trophy in the Final at 2:20 p.m.

To follow results at the conclusion of each heat, view race heats for the final day of competition on Saturday and see video clips on the new Dad Vail TV, click on dadvail.org.