October 31, 2011

Co-ed Sailing Qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – By capturing sixth place at the Erwin Schell Trophy, the nationally-ranked No. 13 co-ed sailing team earned a spot at the Atlantic Coast Championship to be held November 12-13. In other action, the women's team finished 13th at the Victorian Coffee Urn.

Senior skipper Eamon Glackin (Huntington, N.Y.) along with crews Kelden Pehr (Seabrook, Texas) and Steven Drapcho (Newtown, Pa.) placed sixth in the B Division. The trio generated 15 top-10 appearances in 18 rounds and cracked the top five on six occasions, including four second-place performances. In the A Division, junior Andrew Sommer (Duxbury, Mass.), senior Stephanie Tong (Hong Kong, China), and junior Mark Van de Loo (Eau Claire, Wis.) collaborated for a seventh-place finish. The Engineers led off the weekend by winning the first race and went on to record 12 more top-10 rankings.

Dartmouth captured first place while Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Roger Williams University rounded out the top five.

The duo of senior Katii Gullick (Portland, Maine) and sophomore Iris Xu (Madison, Wis.) finished 11th in the A Division of the Victorian Coffee Urn. They opened the competition with a third-place finish and tacked on four additional top-10 performances. In the B Division, freshman Chloe Lepert (Belmont, Calif.), sophomore Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.), and senior Jacqueline Soegaard (San Juan, Puerto Rico) ranked 13th out of 18 squads and contributed three top-10 placements.

Top honors went to Dartmouth, followed by Rhode Island, Connecticut College, Brown, and Yale.