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Three Boats Advance to Dad Vail Regatta

May 11, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 11, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Three of Old Dominion's four boats advanced to the Dad Vail Regatta semifinals out of Friday's heats with both the Varsity Four and Varsity Eight winning their respective prelim races.

Old Dominion opened up racing with its Varsity Four edging out a pair of Philadelphia area schools. The Lady Monarchs finished with a one second margin of victory over Temple and nearly a three second margin win over Villanova to claim the top spot in the preliminary heat. Additionally, ODU's time of 7:39.82 was the fastest of all the Varsity Four entries.

The Lady Monarchs also earned the top finish in its Varsity Eight preliminary heat. The Varsity Eight crossed the finish line just over three seconds ahead of Sacramento and five seconds ahead of fellow CAA rival George Mason.

Old Dominion's Frosh/Novice Four also advanced with its second place finish in the preliminaries. Miami, who took first in the heat, and Old Dominion dominated the race. The Hurricanes finished just under three seconds ahead of the Lady Monarchs boat, with Northwestern a distance third by over 17 seconds.

The Junior Varsity Eight placed fourth in its preliminary heat. Hometown schools Saint Joseph's, Drexel, and Temple claimed the top three finishes in the race. The Hawks won the heat in a time of 6:56.57 with Old Dominion rowing to a fourth place time of 7:13.84.

Should the Lady Monarchs advance to the Dad Vail finals, the races will be able to be seen live on ESPN3.com beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. For complete results from today's Dad Vail regatta click here.

Women's Varsity Four:
Preliminary Heat:
1. Old Dominion - 07:39.821
2. Temple - 07:40.878
3. Villanova - 08:02.789
4. Auburn - 08:10.024
5. American - 09:26.644

Women's Varsity Eight:
Preliminary Heat:
1. Old Dominion - 06:48.357
2. Sacramento - 06:51.675
3 George Mason - 06:53.410
4. San Diego State - 06:54.780
5. Jacksonville - 07:09.415
6. William and Mary - 07:19.077

Women's Frosh/Novice Four:
Preliminary Heat:
1. Miami - 08:03.804
2. Old Dominion - 08:06.358
3. Northwestern - 08:23.479
4. Delaware - 08:34.355
5. Col of Charleston - 09:01.158
6. Georgia Tech - 09:51.804

Women's Junior Varsity Eight:
Preliminary Heat:
1. Saint Josephs - 06:56.570
2. Drexel - 06:58.905
3 Temple - 07:05.498
4. Old Dominion - 07:13.840
5. La Salle 54 - 07:28.681
6. Marist - 08:03.257