Rowing earns nine medals at Rollins Invitational

March 17, 2007


Complete Results on Row 2K

The JU rowing teams opened up the spring season on a high note as the Men's Lightweight 8 (MJV8), Women's Varsity 4 and Men's Novice 8 each took home gold medals to lead the Dolphins to a nine medal effort, Saturday morning at the Rollins Invitational on Lake Maitland.

JU also took home the U.T. Bradley Cup (Men's Varsity 8) and the Cecile Bradley Cup (Women's Varsity 8) with wins over Rollins in each respective race. The Men's Varsity 8, Women's Varsity 8, Women's Junior Varsity 8, Men's Varsity 4, Women's Junior Varsity 4 and the Men's Novice 4 each took home silver in its respective races.

"After a long winter of training and racing against each other, it was good to get on the water with some other good teams," said JU head coach Jim Mitchell. "The team learned a lot about our strengths and our weaknesses today and we will work on those as we head into our Spring Break training camp this week."

The Men's Lightweight 8 consisting of coxswain Jessica Marchant, Matt D'Amico, Stefan Negaard, Tyler Humphrey, Joe Civello, Matt Maffesanti, Matthew Given, Michael Scully and Charlie Allen placed first in the Men's Junior Varsity 8 with a time of 5:54.6 ahead of Wesleyan "A" (5:57.0), Wesleyan "B" (6:07.5) and Georgia (6:49.1).

The Women's Varsity 4 with coxswain Audrey Sefton, Kate Burke, Lyndsay Blair, Stephanie Bechtold and Adelina Anderson finished first with a mark of 7:12.3 ahead of Nova South Eastern (7:20.8), UCF (7:22.9), Rollins (7:38.8) and Georgia (7:46.7).

The Men's Novice 8 consisting of coxswain T.J. Urbanek, Matt D'Amico, Michael Samaha, Tyler Humphrey, Garrett Markle, Erich Negaard, Lucas Meers, Rick McCarson and Matt Given took first with a mark of 6:11.3 ahead of Wesleyan (6:56.9).

The Dolphins will now head into Spring Break Training Camp beginning on Sunday.