THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011
Women’s rowing ready for 73nd annual Dad Vail Regatta
With the last race of the 2011 season upon them, the JU women’s rowing team will send two boats to compete in the prestigious Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta this Friday & Saturday, on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pa.

The newest twist in technology for the event will be live streaming of all races on Friday and Saturday (dadvail.tv) with Saturday’s final available on ESPN3 beginning at 1 p.m.

The Women’s Varsity 8 and Women’s Novice 4 will compete in the 73nd 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 final race of the season is here,” said JU women’s head coach Kris Muhl. “There have been a few configuration changes in the boat to help the Dolphins row to their true potential and I am confident that we are faster now than we have been at any previous point in the season. The team has been working hard during the school year and is more than ready to race.”

The Women’s Varsity 8 with coxswain Jamie Goldstein, Danielle Fournier, Jill Carmody, Whitney Mathews, Emily Close, Allison Sobiech, Jordyn Clary, Joanna Zachowski and Mary Mosier will kick things off on Friday at 11:10 a.m. in the fifth preliminary heat against Lehigh, Temple, West Virginia, Saint Josephs and Eastern Michigan. The top two finishers from six heats will automatically qualify for the three semifinals on Saturday (10:15-10:25 a.m.). All other finishers not placing last will move on to three Repecharge Heats on Friday (3:34-3:44 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 Aberdeen Trophy in the Final at 4:13 p.m. The rest of the semifinal participants will compete in the Second Final at 4:03 p.m.

The Women’s Novice 4 consisting of coxswain Jordan Heylock, Kelsey Carl, Marina Pelemis, Rebecca Clark and Maycee Dioneda will race on Friday at 2:13 p.m. in the fifth preliminary heat against Lehigh, Fairfield, Carnegie Mellon and North Carolina State. The top two finishers from nine heats will move on to the Saturday semifinals (7-7:12 a.m.). The top two finishers from each semifinal will then compete in the Final at 1:43 p.m.

To follow live streaming of all preliminary races click on dadvail.tv.