November 14, 2011

MIT Captures Ninth Place at Atlantic Coast Championship

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The nationally-ranked No. 13 coed sailing team concluded its fall season by finishing ninth out of 18 teams at the Atlantic Coast Championship held this past weekend at Harvard University. The Engineers placed fourth in the B Division and secured 12th place in the A Division.

Skipper Eamon Glackin (Huntington, N.Y.) along with junior crews Kelden Pehr (Seabrook, Texas) and Steven Drapcho (Newtown, Pa.) finished in the top 10 in 14 of 18 rounds. The trio had seven top five placements, including a victory in the 11th race and third-place rankings in the 13th and 18th rounds.

In the A Division, juniors Andrew Sommer (Duxbury, Mass.) and David Alfonso (San Juan, Puerto Rico) shared skipper duties while senior Steph Tong (Hong Kong, China) and junior Mark Van de Loo (Eau Claire, Wis.) was the crew. The quartet entered the top 10 on 10 occasions, highlighted by second place in the second round, third place in the fourth round, fourth place in the ninth round, and fifth place in the 11th round.

Roger Williams University won the competition, followed by Dartmouth, Brown, College of Charleston, and Yale.