THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
Dolphins Make Way to MAAC Rowing Championships

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University men’s and women’s rowing programs have been awaiting the MAAC Rowing Championships since last fall and the day is finally nigh. On Saturday, April 26, JU crews will challenge their fellow conference members at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jersey.  

Earlier this spring, the women’s program left the sleeper team category and cemented itself as a top contender in the conference. Triumphs over Drake and Stetson and a FIRA Championship have prepared the Dolphins for this weekend and they will be a worthy opponent to challenge Marist, the defending champs.

“We’ve been talking about the MAAC Championship since day one of the fall,” said women’s Head Coach Jim Mitchell. “This race has been on the minds of our team during a lot of hours of training, and we are excited to go race. Our team has been working hard, but we know that all of the other teams have too, and it’s going to be a very tough race.”

The women will also take on Fairfield, Iona, Canisius, Drake, Manhattan, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart and Stetson.

For the men, the MAAC title has seemed to elude the squad despite very close efforts. Last year, the Dolphins won four out of eight events to finish just one point shy of first place.

“This race has been one of our top priorities since day one,” said men’s Head Coach Montia Rice. “Two years now we have come close to winning the whole thing only to come up short in the end. The men just came off a big weekend so it’s been a lot of resting to get them mentally and physically ready for the Championship. We are going to need the best out of everyone to make this win happen and I believe they are ready to give it.”

In stiff competition with Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, and Marist, the eight-time FIRA champs will be sure to represent Jacksonville well.

MAAC Sports will be live tweeting results and fans can join the rowing conversation using the hashtag #MAACROW when tweeting about this year's championships.

MAAC SCHEDULE
 

 

1

10:30

Women I Fours – Heat 1

CAN, FFD, DRA, ION, JAX, MAR, RMU, STE

2

10:40

Women I Fours – Heat 2

 

3

10:50

Women II Eights – Heat 1

CAN, FFD, DRA, ION, JAX, MAR, RMU, STE

4

11:00        

Women II Eights – Heat 2

 

5

11:10

Women I Eights – Heat 1

CAN, FFD, DRA, ION, JAX, MAR, RMU, STE

6

11:20

Women I Eights – Heat 2

 

7

11:30

Men Varsity 4

FFD, ION, JAX, MAR

8

11:45

Men Second Varsity 8

FFD, ION, JAX, MAR

9

12:00

Men Varsity 8

CAN, FFD, ION, JAX, MAR

10

12:15

Men JV4

FFD, ION, JAX, MAR

11

12:30

Men Pair

FFD, ION, JAX, MAN, MAR

12

12:45

Men Novice 8

FFD, ION, JAX, MAN, MAR

13

1:00

Men Novice 4

FFD, ION, MAN, MAR

14

1:15

Men Open 4

FFD-A, FFD-B, ION, JAX, MAN, MAR-A, MAR-B

15

1:30

Women Pair

MAN, SHU

16

2:00

Women I Fours – Petite Final

 

17

2:15

Women I Fours – Grand Final

 

18

2:30

Women II Eights – Petite Final

 

19

2:45

Women II Eights – Grand Final

 

20

3:00

Women I Eights – Petite Final

 

21

3:15

Women I Eights – Grand Final

 

22

3:45

Women Novice 4

FFD, DRA, MAR

23

4:00

Women Novice 8

FFD, RMU, SHU

24

4:15

Women Open 4 – Heat 1

FFD-A, FFD-B, DRA-A, DRA-B, ION, JAX, MAR, RMU, SHU, STE

25

4:25

Women Open 4 – Heat 2

                  

5:00

Awards Ceremony