Sailing Qualifies For Coed Atlantic Coast Championship With Second Place Finish At Schell Trophy

Senior Paige Omura and sophomore Trevor Long
Senior Paige Omura and sophomore Trevor Long

THE BASICS:

- Results:

Schell Trophy at Coast Guard – 2nd of 18 (A Division – 3rd, B Division – 7th)
Nickerson Trophy at Tufts – 5th of 17 (A Division – 5th, B Division – 5th)
Victorian Urn Trophy at Coast Guard – 10th of 15 (A Division – 6th, B Division – 9th)

- The Lead: The MIT sailing team, which competed in the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Championships this weekend, finished second at the Schell Trophy (coed), fifth at the Nickerson Trophy (freshmen) and tenth at the Victorian Urn Trophy (women). With the second place finish by the coed team, the Engineers have qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship which will be hosted at MIT on Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At the Schell Trophy, the Engineers got very strong performances by junior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and sophomore Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) in the A Division (third place – 61 points) as well as by senior Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) and sophomore Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) in the B Division (seventh place – 75 points) totaling for a team score of 136 points, just behind Yale University. Both divisions had great placements over the 11 race regattas as they combined for ten top-five finishes. The second place overall finish at the Schell Trophy qualified the coed team for the Atlantic Coast Championship in a couple of weeks.

- At the Nickerson Trophy, freshmen Stephen Duncan (Severna Park, Md.), Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) and Fiona McKellar (Palos Verdes, Calif.) teamed up for a fifth place finish in the A Division (54 points), while classmates Connor Chung (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) took fifth in the B Division (48 points). Chung and Abate had a strong start to the regatta as they took first, third, fourth and fifth over the opening four races in the B Division. Over the eight races sailed, the Duncan, McGoldrick and McKellar had four top-five finishes including a second spot in the seventh rotation.

- At the Victorian Urn Trophy, A Division sailors Elizabeth Zhang (Lexington, Mass.) and Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) registered 90 points for sixth place, while Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) and Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed ninth (99 points) in the B Division. Both divisions registered ten top-10 finishes over the 12 race regatta.

UP NEXT:

- Before the Atlantic Coast Championship, the Engineers will compete in the Horn Trophy hosted by Harvard University, the Professor No Ringer hosted by Boston University and the Crews Regatta at home on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th.

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