SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
JU Rowing Exhibits Skills in Front of Friends, Family and Alum
Photo By Skip Tapp
Photo By Skip Tapp
Fans watch from the pier as both JU rowing programs race in an inter-squad exhibition.
Fans watch from the pier as both JU rowing programs race in an inter-squad exhibition.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University’s men’s and women’s rowing programs wouldn’t allow the incoming sour weather to dampen their mood on Saturday morning. The threat of heavy rains forced an improvisation on how JU would compete and while Florida was unable to make the trip to the Negaard Rowing Center, the Dolphin crews still wanted to showcase their skills.

In an inter-squad exhibition, the Fins raced a Gold Medal Time Standard (GMS) on the St. Johns River. A GMS is the theoretically predicted fastest possible time that a crew of a particular class can race the Olympic distance of 2000 meters. In this format, all boats raced each other with the boat that finished closest to the standard time declared as the winner. Rowing two waves, the men’s Varsity Four A and Novice 4 boats claimed the top spots.

WAVE 1 RESULTS

1. MV4 A
2. MN8
3. MV4 B
4. WV4 A
5. WV4 B
6. WN8
7. WV4 C

WAVE 2 RESULTS

1. MN4
2. MV8 A
3. M2V8
4. WV8 A
5. W2V8
6. W3V8

“We had perfect racing conditions for our pieces this morning, with really flat water,” said JU’s Director of Rowing Jim Mitchell. “The boats all raced really hard in preparation for the big races coming up. The best part of our exhibition was the turnout of family members, friends of the program, and JU alum who came down to the river to support our team. Our coaching staff did a great job running the event, and everyone had a good time. JU Rowing is growing stronger every day.”

MEN’S LINEUPS

Race

MN8

MV 4

MV 4 B

MN 4 B

MV 8 A

MV 8 B

C

Marissa Chodorow

Alexander Tate

Stephen McDonald

Marissa Chodorow

Stephen McDonald

Alexander  Tate

8

Luke Myhree

 

 

 

Chase Rowe

Andrew Stebbins

7

Travis Pulliam

 

 

 

Brian Cosmillo

Shane Barnett

6

Sean Marx

 

 

 

Scott Del Vecchio

Victor Garguan

5

Shane Barnett

 

 

 

Scott Waitley

Erik Fournier

4

Victor Garguan

Chase Rowe

Andrew Bechtold

Sean Meyer

Scott Marx

Andrew Bechtold

3

Frank Maurice

Brian Cosmillo

Erik Fournier

Frank Maurice

Shane Kennedy

Nathan Esterline

2

William Vanneck

Scott Del Vecchio

Troy Troupe

Alexander DeLong

Luke Myhree

Billy Macomber

1

Nico MacKay

Scott Waitley

Stephen Marra

William Vanneck

Sean Carney

Travis Pulliam

 

WOMEN’S LINEUPS

Event

WN8

WV4 A

WV4 B

WV4 C

WV8 C

WV8 A

WV8 B

C

Lauren Whetzel

Monica Hakun

Maycee Dioneda

Renee Pharis

Lauren Whetzel

Maycee Dioneda

Renee Pharis

8

Danielle Keeler

 

 

 

April Beck

Danielle Keeler

Anna Palmer

7

Stefanie Keeler

 

 

 

Rebecca Clark

Stefanie Keeler

Laura Stevenson

6

Anna Palmer

 

 

 

Rylie Ayles

Jules Welch

Jenna  Holt

5

Victoria Tkacz

 

 

 

Kelly Cleveland

Cat Plesko

Victoria Tkacz

4

Allie Rector

Victoria Hernandez

Rebecca Clark

J. Holt

Casey Sandorf

Victoria Hernandez

Allie Rector

3

Casey Sandorf

Cat Plesko

Ashley Hirt

J. Mathews

Jenny Pavlik

Jessica Mathews

Ashley Hirt

2

Jenn Pavlik

J. Welch

Kelley Cleveland

J. Coia

Nicole Samek

Veronika Stasaityte

Jodi Coia

1

Rylie Ayles

Jordyn Clary

April Beck

L. Stevenson

Blanca Fernandez

Jordyn Clary

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