No. 11 Sailing Competes at Navy Fall and Captain Hurst Bowl Regattas

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 11 MIT sailing team placed 10th out of 18 squads at the Navy Fall regatta and was 18th out of 22 teams at the Captain Hurst Bowl.

At Navy, the B Division trio of junior skipper Andrew Sommer (Duxbury, Mass.) and crew junior Mark Van de Loo (Eau Claire, Wis.) and senior Steph Tong (Hong Kong, China) captured fifth place. In 18 rounds, the Engineers registered 10 top five finishes, including six in a row, and only missed the top 10 on two occasions. Junior David Alfonso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) was fifth in the C Division where he tallied eight top five rankings and added four placements in the top 10. He won the eighth race, was second in the second and 11th rotations, and captured third in the fifth and 18th rounds.

In the A Division, senior Eamon Glackin (Huntington, N.Y.) collaborated with juniors Steven Drapcho (Newtown, Pa.) and Kelden Pehr (Seabrook, Texas) to finish in 11th place. The boat totaled 12 top-10 performances, featuring a victory in the 15th race and a runner-up outing in the fifth round. Sophomore Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.) secured 15th place in the D Division as she cracked the top 10 four times with a weekend-best third in the eighth rotation.

Yale won the competition, followed by the College of Charleston, Stanford, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Georgetown.

Representing the nationally-ranked No. 11 women's team at the Captain Hurst Bowl, senior Katii Gullick (Portland, Maine) and sophomore Iris Xu (Madison, Wis.) were 20th in the A Division. The tandem placed in the top 10 in four of 14 rounds and had a pair of fifth-place rankings. In the B Division, freshman Chloe Lepert (Belmont, Calif.) and senior Jacqueline Soegaard (San Juan, Puerto Rico) notched six top-10 appearances and closed the event with fourth and fifth-place performances in the last two rounds.

Roger Williams University took top honors while Dartmouth, Boston University, Boston College, and Yale rounded out the top five.