Women's rowing competes in day one of the Dad Vail Regatta

Women's rowing competes in day one of the Dad Vail Regatta

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia University women's rowing team competed in four events during the opening day of the 2017 Dad Vail Regatta Friday on the Schuylkill River.

The novice four opened the day by advancing to the semifinal round after a 12th-place finish, out of 24 boats, with a time of 7 minutes, 41.750 seconds. The Rams came back in the afternoon to post a fifth-place time of 8:24.306 in their semifinal heat race, earning them a spot in Saturday's third final at 1:15 p.m.

In the women's pair, Philadelphia completed the 2-kilometer course in a time of 8:57.276 to claim fourth in the heat. Brock University won the heat with a time of 8:24.021. The Rams will be in the second final on Saturday at 9:20 a.m.

The varsity four raced in the DII/III event and finished fourth in a tough heat race by posting a time of 8:03.393. The heat was won in a time of 7:46.664 by Humboldt State. Philadelphia returns to the water at 8 a.m. on Saturday to race in the second final.

In the final event for the team, Philadelphia's varsity eight had a fourth-place finish in its heat during the Division II event with a time of 7:11.798. Central Oklahoma posted the winning time of 6:46.958. The Rams are in the second final, which will go off on Saturday at 7:20 a.m.

The Dad Vail Regatta
May 12, 2017

Schuylkill River
2,000 meters

Women's Varsity Pair Heat 2
1. Brock (8:24.021) 2. MIT (8:41.524) 3. Florida Tech (8:47.701) 4. Philadelphia (8:57.276) 5. Emory (9:22.291) 

Women's Novice 4+ Heat 1
1. Bowdoin (7:56.786) 2. Delaware (7:58.527) 3. Army (8:04.544) 4. North Park (8:11.153) 5. Philadelphia (8:24.306) 6. Merchant Marine (8:30.060)

Women's Varsity 4+ Heat 3
1. Humboldt (7:46.664) 2. Nova Southeastern (7:56.738) 3. Mercyhurst (7:58.728) 4. Philadelphia (8:03.393) 5. Stevens (8:44.711) 6. Cabrini (9:06.713) 

Women's Varsity 8+ Heat 2
1. Central Oklahoma (6:46.958) 2. UC San Diego (6:53.911) 3. Humboldt (6:56.456). 4. Philadelphia (7:11.798)