Men's rowing wraps up the weekend at the Occoquan College Invitational

Fairfax, Va.— The Jacksonville men's rowing team returns home after finishing its racing day at the Occoquan Collegiate Invitational.

The weather persisted throughout the day with the biggest obstacle being a 12-15 mph crosswind. Although the water was flat, it made for solid, fair racing.

„It's definitely nice to walk away from this race beating a ranked opponent in Gonzaga (#25),” said the head coach. Preston Weinard. „The varsity eight really put together some good races and shined in that final.”

Jacksonville's 1v8 finished first in the B final with a time of 5:53.65 and will compete for a medal in the A final. To start the day, both 1v and 2v finished behind Navy, which put them in the B final for the day. 3v, also going against some of the fastest boats, finished third behind Navy and Holy Cross.

The 2v8 finished fourth in the 2v B final with a time of 6:17.09, just .5 seconds faster than Marietta and less than 1.5 seconds behind third-place Hobart. JU's 3v finished second behind Hobart in its B final.

„The 2v8 and 3v8 have been going through the ringer the last few weeks,” Weinard added. „Each boat had a new line-up with guys coming back from illness or injury, but it gave us the most competitive line-up we could offer. The last 500 meters from 2v kicked into another gear to beat Marietta, which was really exciting. 3v faced adversity all day, and they're still in it. I am proud to compete.”

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The Dolphins return to the water in less than a week for the SIRA Championships in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The first day of racing is set for April 20.

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