The Saint Joseph's and Temple men's and women's teams have advanced to the semifinals of the Dad Vail regatta.
The Saint Joseph's men's varsity heavyweight eight won their heat in 5 minutes, 49.40 seconds in rainy and damp conditions on the Schuylkill yesterday. The Temple men's varsity heavyweight eight had a winning heat time of 5:46.34.
The two join Florida Tech, George Mason, Lehigh and San Diego in one semifinal. In another are Boston College, Delaware, defending champion Purdue, Colgate, Minnesota and Florida, while the third has Santa Clara, Jacksonville, Grand Valley, Drexel and Michigan.
The Saint Joseph's women's varsity heavyweight eight won its heat in 6:28.28, with Temple coming in second (6:36.82).
The Temple women compete against Massachusetts, Sacramento, Purdue, Alabama, and Fordham in one semifinal. Saint Joseph's is in another semifinal with Connecticut, Dayton, California-Davis, San Diego State and Tulsa. The third semifinal has California-Irvine, Drexel, San Diego, Buffalo, Saint Mary's and Santa Clara.
The Dad Vail Regatta is in its 70th year and features more than 3,000 rowers from 120 schools in the United States and Canada. *