October 2, 2010

Engineers Take 12th at Smith Trophy, Send Two to Singlehanded Championships

 

Cambridge, Mass. – MIT got back to back heat victories from Tevis Nichols and Grace Young to propel them to a 12th place finish at the Smith Trophy, hosted by the Engineers on the Charles River.

Nichols and Young raced in the B Division of the 26-boat regatta and were victorious in the fourth and fifth heats. They had already grabbed a third place finish in the first race of the day and also took fourth in the tenth of twelve races.

Steven Drapcho and Desiree Amadeo crewed the A Division boat and placed 16th in their field. Their best finishes were showings of second and eighth place, their only two marks in the top ten.

The event was won by Yale, who used a last-race second place finish to hold off Roger Williams University who came in second and Dartmouth, who were third by two points.

At Connecticut College, junior Reguli Granger sailed to eighth place on her own in the New England Women's Singlehanded Championships. Fourteen entrants competed in the same number of races and Granger sailed a consistent afternoon, never finishing worse than 11th and grabbing a second place finish in the third heat.

Freshman Hanna Vincent placed 11th overall in Connecticut, taking five top-ten finishes, including as the runner up in the fourth heat of the contest.

In their other action this weekend, MIT sailors ended up 14th out of 20 competitors at the Danmark Trophy hosted by Coast Guard Academy.

Eamon Glackin and Ellie Hass had four finishes of fourth place to slide into the 12th spot in the B-Division. Andrew Sommer, Stephanie Tong, and Jillian Reddy grabbed the 11th spot in an A-Division that was dominated by eventual champions St. Mary's College of Maryland.

The Engineers also sailed to sixth place of nine schools at Harvard University's Charles River Invite.