September 18, 2013

Coed Sailing Moves Up, Women's Team Earns Spot in National Rankings

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following its first full weekend of competition, the MIT sailing teams saw considerable movement in the newest edition of the Sperry – Top Sider College Rankings. The women's squad secured the 11th spot on the 15-team list after entering the season unranked while the coed unit moved up two slots to No. 15. A member of the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association, the women's poll featured seven squads from the conference as the coed side claimed nine spots.

The women's team was the runner-up at the Toni Deutsch Regatta as sophomores Robyn Lesh (Everson, Wash.) and Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan (Temple, N.H.) claimed first place out of 17 squads in the B Division while senior Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and sophomore Elizabeth Zhang (Lexington, Mass.) were third in the A Division. On the coed side, the Engineers finished second at the Harvard Invitational, third at the Pine Trophy, and 11th at the Harry Anderson Trophy.

MIT returns to the water this weekend at the Hatch Brown Trophy, FJ Invite, and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl.