Coed Sailing Crowned Atlantic Coast Champions

Coed Sailing Crowned Atlantic Coast Champions

THE BASICS:

- Results:

Atlantic Coast Championship at home - 1st of 18 (A Division - 2nd, B Division - 1st)

- The Lead: For the first time in program history, the fifth-ranked MIT coed sailing team has won the Atlantic Coast Championship. In the two-day regatta, one of the toughest in the country all year, the Engineers totaled 245 edging out No. 8 Tufts University (256 points), No. 4 College of Charleston (267), No. 10 Hobart/William Smith (274) and No. 6 Dartmouth College (289). No. 1 in the national poll, Yale University finished seventh.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the A Division, junior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and sophomore Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) registered 122 points for second place. In 18 races sailed over two days, Ingram and Shaffeeullah notched three rotation victories, earned eight top-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes. The duo had a very strong start to the second day of competition as they took first, fourth and fourth, respectively, in races 11 through 13 to put the Engineers ahead in the overall standings.

- Senior captain Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) and sophomore Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) won the B Division with 123 points. Omura and Long tallied three rotation victories, seven top-five finishes and 13 top-10 finishes in 18 races sailed. The duo had their best stretch early in day one as they claimed second, fourth, first, second and sixth, respectively, in rotations two through six.

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