Dolphins Advance to C/D Semis at National Championship

Dolphins Advance to C/D Semis at National Championship

PRINCETON, N.J. – Day one of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship concluded Friday with the Jacksonville University men's program advancing to the C/D semifinals.  

The Dolphins' varsity four, comprised of Stephen McDonald, Zachary Kelso, Daniel Gleim, Ryan Springer and Travis Pulliam, raced twice on the day in a morning heat and an afternoon repechage.

In its opening race, the boat competed against seven others, placing sixth with a time of 6:56.710. Washington, the reigning national champions, won the event in 6:25.550 while Harvard came in second in 6:31.260.

The Crimson were victorious in the repechage, recording a first-place time of 6:45.050, and Marietta College finished on its heels for the No. 2 position. The next three spots were separated by a second or less.

Dartmouth clocked in at 6:56.450 for third place while the Dolphins battled fellow Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference foe Marist for fourth.

The Red Foxes narrowly edged JU in the end with a time of 6:57.700 as Jacksonville posted a time of 6:57.760.

The Dolphins return to Mercer Lake Saturday at 10:54 a.m. The IRA will also be live broadcasting action from day two on its YouTube channel