PHILADELPHIA – The Temple women's rowing team will compete at the 2015 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta this weekend. The event will be held on the Schuylkill River on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9.
The event, which has been held for the last 77 years, is the largest intercollegiate regatta in the nation. This year's Dad Vail will feature 3,700 competitors from over 120 colleges and universities.
Head coach Rebecca Grzybowski said that the event is one of the highlights of the schedule for the Owls. "This race is something we think about all year, starting in August," she noted. "We're really proud to be a part of it. The history and tradition of Temple, combined with the history and tradition of the Dad Vail makes it a really special event for us."
The Owls will compete in six different boat categories, starting with the varsity four at 8:10 a.m. A complete schedule is linked below.
While each crew has an individual goal, Grzybowski has high hopes for the entire fleet of Temple boats. "The goal is to make as many finals as possible," she noted. "I think the freshman eight has a really fantastic shot of winning. But the first step is get through the heats, then through the semis, and then make it to the finals, let it all out, and see what we can do at the end of the race."
WPVI-6abc will once again provide coverage of the championship races on Saturday. The finals will be televised from 1-5 pm in the Philadelphia region and live streamed on 6abc.com and worldwide on ESPN3.
For live results, visit Dadvail.org. Results will be posted following each race.Dad Vail Course Map
| Complete Dad Vail Schedule
| Watch Live (Saturday)