Varsity Eight Concludes SIRA Appearance

Varsity Eight Concludes SIRA Appearance

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – As the only men's crew to compete on the day, Jacksonville University's varsity eight concluded action at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association (SIRA) Regatta Championship Sunday.

The boat, comprised of Stephen McDonald, Zachary Kelso, Daniel Gleim, Nathan Esterline, Jake Capistran, Ryan Springer, Travis Pulliam, Gregory Diggins, and Chris Nichols, placed fifth in its 'B' final with a time of 6:24.65.

In their timed trial Saturday, the Dolphins rowed in at 5:21.7 and finished their semifinal heat with a mark of 6:33.8.

Next, Jacksonville heads to the prestigious Dad Vails Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa., before racing at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship.