Craig and Foster Place Second at Dad Vail Regatta

An All-WCC selection, Mary Foster capped her LMU career by partnering wtih Shannon Craig for a second place finish at the Dad Vail Regatta. (Photo by Allie Shorin)

May 14, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - LMU's Shannon Craig and Mary Foster completed a successful weekend of rowing at the Dad Vail Regatta by placing second in the women's pair final on Saturday on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. In other action, Chris Erhart in a women's single scull and the men's lightweight four each advanced to their respective finals, placing sixth.

Saturday's action began with Craig and Foster competing in the third semi-final. After winning its preliminary heat on Friday in 8:21.25, the duo virtually matched that time to win the five-boat semi-final in 8:21.83, 13 seconds ahead of second-place Case. That propelled them into the afternoon final, where they reduced their time by five seconds to 8:16.34, four seconds behind winners Fairfield (8:12.92) and six seconds ahead of third-place Pittsburgh (8:22.43).

After winning her Friday heat, Erhart automatically qualified for the final in the women's single category. She could not duplicate her time of 8:46.65 from Friday, however, placing sixth in 9:05.58.

The other LMU boat to qualify for a final was the men's lightweight four, which had won its Friday heat. In Saturday's second semi-final, the boat broke the seven-minute barrier, finishing second in 6:59.68 to advance to the afternoon final. The Lions would go even faster in the final but so did the rest of the field, with LMU finishing sixth in 6:53.21.

Bo BreitReed and Kyle Hutchison were also in action on Saturday, racing in the men's pair second semi-final. Despite taking six seconds off their time from Friday, the Lions were unable to progress to the final, placing fourth out of five boats.

Dad Vail Championships
Schuylkill River (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Friday, May 13, 2011

BoatEventLMU TimeLMU Place
Women's Varsity 4Heat 68:08.915th of 6
Men's PairHeat 17:50.513rd of 6
Women's PairHeat 38:21.251st of 6
Women's SingleHeat 18:46.651st of 5
Men's Lightweight FourHeat 27:05.581st of 6
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Women's PairSemi-Final 38:21.831st of 5
Men's PairSemi-Final 27:44.364th of 5
Men's Lightweight FourSemi-Final 26:59.682nd of 6
Women's SingleFinal9:05.586th of 6
Women's PairFinal8:16.342nd of 6
Men's Lightweight FourFinal6:53.216th of 6




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