CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Representing MIT at the Men's New England Singlehanded Championship this past weekend, junior David Alfonso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) captured sixth place out of 22 competitors, finishing just two spots shy of qualifying for nationals. In addition, the nationally-ranked No. 11 coed team was eighth out of 18 squads at the Moody Trophy.
Hosted by Yale University at Niantic Bay, Alfonso opened the competition with second and third-place finishes en route to nine top 10 placements in 16 rounds. He was the runner-up in the eighth and 16th races while adding another third-place performance in the seventh round.
At the Moody Trophy, junior skipper Andrew Sommer (Duxbury, Mass.) collaborated with senior Steph Tong (Hong Kong, China) and junior Steven Drapcho (Newtown, Pa.) to finish fourth in the B Division. The trio placed in the top 10 in all nine rounds with victories in the first and fifth rotations while finishing fourth and fifth in the third and ninth races. Helped by a pair of top 10 rankings, senior Eamon Glackin (Huntington, N.Y.) and junior Kelden Pehr (Seabrook, Texas) finished 14th in the A Division.
Roger Williams University won the event with Tufts University, Yale, Connecticut College, and Boston College rounding out the top five.