JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April will be and has been an eventful month for the Jacksonville University men's rowing program. With one championship regatta down, and four No. 1 times in tow, JU will participate in another before the month's end. This weekend, the men journey to Tennessee to race in the Southeast Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) championships.
On Friday, April 18, Dolphin crews will race in qualifying heats before advancing to Saturday's semifinals and finals. JU's junior varsity eight takes to the water first and will compete against Temple, Virginia, Georgia Tech and Colorado.
As one of the four crews who earned a gold medal at the FIRA's, the Dolphins' varsity four "B" crew was awarded the program's first MAAC Boat of the Week. With a time of 7:08.3, the boat defeated Rollins and Georgia Tech. JU also posted No. 1 times with its varsity eight, junior varsity four and freshmen four.
The SIRAs Saturday and Sunday races will be live streamed on YouTube. Click here for the link.
Following this trip, the Dolphins head to Philadelphia, Pa. for Dad Vails on Saturday, May 9.
Junior Varsity Eight | 10:13 a.m. | Temple, Jacksonville, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Colorado
Varsity Eight | 12:26 p.m. | Miami-Ohio, Virginia, Jacksonville, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest