April 18, 2010
OAK RIDGE, TENN. - The Saint Joseph's men's rowing team traveled to the highly-competitive SIRA Regatta and was led by the Freshman 8, which earned a second-place finish.
The Hawks' freshmen clocked a 6:21.81 to finish second to Virginia, which went 6:20.70.
The Varsity 8 had a solid heat and advanced to a strong semifinal, but the Hawks missed qualifying for the Grand Final by a small margin. SJU then took fourth in the Petite Fianl.
The Second Varsity 8 also put together some strong rows placing second in the Petite Final.
"This was a great speed check for us as we enter into the home stretch with just two races to go. The Bergen Cup promises to be a barnburner," said SJU coach Drew Hill.
SJU's Lightweight crew continued its inaugural season as a Springs team at the Platt Cup, matching up with #1 Princeton and #7 Cornell on Lake Carnegie in Princeton, NJ. Princeton came away with victories in the Varsity and Freshman Eights followed by Cornell and the Hawks placing third.
The City championship will be contested on the Schuylkill on Saturday with the Bergen Cup.