No. 4 Sailing Takes 11th At NEISA Coed Championship

No. 4 Sailing Takes 11th At NEISA Coed Championship

THE BASICS:

- Event: NEISA Coed Dinghy Championship

- Result:
11th of 18 Teams (A Division – 13th: 177 points, B Division – 8th: 131 points)

- Location: Boston College (Boston, Mass.)

- The Lead: The No. 4 nationally-ranked MIT coed sailing team took 11th place at the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (NEISA) Coed Championship over the weekend. In addition to their successful weekend on the water, the Engineers had three student-athletes honored by NEISA for their outstanding seasons. Sophomore Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) was named as a finalist for the Babineau Trophy for the NEISA Crew of the Year and named to the All-NEISA Crew First Team, junior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) earned First Team All-NEISA Skipper honors, and Paige Omura (Honolulu, Hawaii) was placed on the All-NEISA Crew Second Team.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the A Division, Ingram, senior Lisa Sukharev-Chuyan (Temple, N.H.) and junior Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.) took 13th place with 177 points. In the 17 race regatta, the trio won rotation 16 and registered nine top-10 finishes over the weekend.

- In the B Division, Omura along with classmates Jordan Ladd (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands), Alec Stewart (Duxbury, Mass.) and sophomore Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) earned eighth place with 131 points. The quartet won three B Division rotations and overall were in the top-5 in eight races throughout the weekend.

UP NEXT:

- The Engineers will be off until the end of May when they head to Charleston, South Carolina for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (ICSA) Team Race National Championship which will take place from May 27 through May 29. It will mark MIT's first-ever appearance at Team Race Nationals in program history.

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