FRIDAY, MAY 09, 2008
JU Rowing dominates first day of Dad Vail Regatta

May 9, 2008

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JU rowing showed it can hang with the best as all six boats advanced to the Semi-Finals in dominating fashion during the first day of competition at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, Friday on the Schulykill River in Philadelphia, Pa.

The 70th annual regatta, which features more than 100 colleges and 3,300 rowers from the United States and Canada, showcases 498 events and 19 different race categories with qualifying heats on Friday. Schools 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 8, Men's Freshman 4, Women's Varsity 4, Women's Freshman 4 and Women's Pair all placed first in their respective heats while the Men's Junior Varsity 8 finished second to advance to tomorrow's Semi-Finals.

The Women's Freshman 4 made up of coxswain Claire Futo, Candace Barber, Danielle Fournier, Julia Fairchild and Karylina Greer also placed first with a time of 7:33.82, ahead of American (7:47.89), Northwestern (8:10.11), Binghamton (8:16.91) and Susquehanna (8:33.60). The Dolphins will face Alabama, Purdue, Clemson, Lafayette and Marquette at 7:14 a.m. The top two finishers will compete in the Final at 1:05 p.m.

The Men's Freshman 4 with coxswain Jamie Goldstein, Matt Repici, Kevin Friedlander, John Gerety and Chris Barse finished first with a mark of 6:42.33, ahead of Washington College (6:44.80), Rhode Island (7:07.04), Georgia (7:16.85) and Northwestern (7:18.23). The Dolphins will compete against Sonoma, Delaware, Fairfield, Rollins College and Iona at 7:21 a.m. The top two finishers will compete for the Thomas A. Curran Trophy in the Final at 3:15 p.m.

The Women's Pair with Kelly Burke and Kate Gout placed first with a mark of 8:14.72, ahead of New York (8:21.84), Marquette (8:38.57) and Bowdoin (8:41.91). The duo will move on to face Iona, New York, Grand Valley and Loyola at 8:28 a.m. The top two finishers will compete in the Final at 2:05 p.m.

The Men's Junior Varsity 8 consisting of coxswain Anthony Magro, Erich Negaard, Lucas Meers, Chris Carter, Bradley Woodrum, Sebastian Kuhn, Michael Scully, Ryan O'Donnell and Joey Civello finished second with a time of 5:53.05, behind Grand Valley (5:50.67), but ahead of Maryland CP (6:18.27), Ohio State (6:19.28) and Florida (6:23.43). The Dolphins will face Bucknell, Temple, Colgate, St. Joseph's and Drexel at 9:16 a.m. The top three finishers will compete for the Ernie Bayer Trophy in the Final at 2:15 p.m.

The Women's Varsity 4 with coxswain Jill Sarno, Stephanie Bechtold, Adelina Anderson, Jennifer Barker and Jessica Tuten started things off by placing first with a time of 7:24.26, ahead of Lawrence (7:47.32), Temple (7:53.25), Carnegie Mellon (7:56.43), Dowling (8:05.99) and John Carroll (8:49.29). The Dolphins will move on to face Buffalo, Long Beach, Penn State, Stetson and Lawrence at 9:49 a.m. The top two finishers will compete for the Margaret McNiff Trophy in the Final at 3:05 p.m.

The Men's Varsity 8 with coxswain Jessica Marchant, Matthew D'Amico, Richmond Jones, Tyler Humphrey, Greg Boccieri, Adam Heine, Patrick Lura, Dylan Kosten and Stefan Negaard finished first with a time of 5:49.00, ahead of Santa Clara (5:52.00), Emory (6:00.43), Ohio State (6:10.25) and Lafayette (6:20.52). The Dolphins will compete against Emory, Santa Clara, Grand Valley, Drexel and Michigan State at 11:16 a.m. The top two finishers will compete for the Richard O'Brien Trophy in the Final at 4:35. The rest of the Semi-Final participants will compete in the Second Final at 4:05 p.m.

To follow results at the conclusion of each heat and to view race heats for the final day of competition on Saturday, log onto dadvail.org.