Crews Post Best Loyola Performance Ever At Dad Vails
May 8, 2004
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Loyola's men's and women's rowing programs experienced a school record-setting day on Saturday at the Dad Vail Regatta held on the Schuylkill River as four Greyhound boats competed in semifinal action, marking the first time in history that Loyola has advanced that many boats in to the Dad Vail semis.
The Greyhound women's varsity-eight finished fourth in its semifinal heat behind Villanova, UC-Davis, and Creighton, but still earned a bid in to the petite finals.
Loyola grabbed sixth in the petite finals to finish 12th of the more than 34 schools participating in that category at the regatta.
The Greyhound varsity women's-pair recorded an outstanding finish as well as the team of Jenny Sohn and Liz McDowell, who were racing together for just the third time ever, bettered their preliminary-heat time by 30 seconds in the semifinals to finish in sixth place overall.
Loyola's novice women's-four and novice men's-eight both experienced heartbreak in their semifinal runs as both crews finished less than one second away from advancing to the grand finals.
The novice women's-four was involved in a neck-and-neck battle the length of the course until the very end when the 'Hounds were edged by .1 seconds, which gave Loyola third place. Only the top-two semifinal finishers advance to the grand finals.
The novice men's-eight crew experienced a similar fate as it finished two seats behind Drexel to take third place and one slot out of the running to advance to the finals.
However, Loyola Director of Rowing Al Ramirez was extremely pleased with his crews' progress.
"This was a record-setting day in Loyola rowing history," said Ramirez after the races. "Never before have this many Loyola crews advanced to the semis at Dad Vails. I'm very happy with the hard work and competitiveness that our kids have shown in going up against bigger, stronger crews. We've proven today that if you put in the time and effort, great things can happen."
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