PRINCETON, N.J. – Jacksonville University's varsity four built momentum in the final meters of its race Saturday morning, finishing third out of six boats to advance to the 'C' finals of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship.
It was a tight race from start to finish. All six crews overlapped in the first 250 meters and all but one competed for a fight at the finish.
Washington College held a three-seat advantage over Columbia for a first-place time of 6:36.780, while the Lions and Jacksonville finished neck-and-neck for second and third, respectively.
Columbia clocked in at 6:39.260 and the Dolphins 6:39.770. The semifinal marked the second straight race where less than a second separated JU in positioning.
Jacksonville concludes the three-day regatta Sunday at 9:56 a.m. in the 'C' finals.