Sailing Earns Victory at Central Series II

Sailing Earns Victory at Central Series II

THE BASICS:

- Results: 

Central Series II at Boston College – 1st of 17
Hatch Brown Trophy at Home – 5th of 20
Stu Nelson Trophy at Connecticut College – 11th of 18

- The Lead: The MIT coed sailing team clinched first place at the Central Series II and fifth place at the Hatch Brown Trophy, while the women's team finished 11th at the Stu Nelson Trophy as the Engineers competed in their second weekend of regattas on Saturday and Sunday.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At the Central Series II, MIT freshmen Ivan Shestopalov (Miami, Fla.) and Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) as well as sophomore Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) and junior Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.) teamed up for a victory in the regatta with 57 points to finish ahead of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Harvard University. Shestopalov and McGoldrick won the A Division battle as they recorded two rotation victories and in total registered six top-5 finishes in the eight rotation regatta for 28 points one, three ahead of Harvard. In the B Division Haig and Yoder, earned five top-3 finished and two victories across eight rotations to lead to 29 points and second place in their division.

- At the Hatch Brown Trophy, which only saw three rotations sailed due to no wind on Saturday, MIT claimed fifth placed with 73 points – fourth in the A Division (19 points), second in the B Division (10) and 17th in the C Division (44). A Division sailors Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) posted a victory in the third race, finished second in race two and 16th in the opening rotation. B Division sailors Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) finished fourth, first and fifth in the three races, while C Division sailors Stephen Duncan (Severna Park, Md.) and Fiona McKellar (Palos Verdes, Calif.) crossed the line 13th, 13th and 18th in their three rotations.

- At the Stu Nelson Trophy, the Engineers finished 11th overall with 144 total points – 72 in the A Division and 72 in the B Division. A Division juniors Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) came in 12th place in their division as they earned four top-10 placements over the seven rotations. Their best race came in rotation four when they crossed the line third overall. In the B Division, senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.) claimed 12th place in their division as well. The duo registered five top-10 placements over the seven rotations with their best race coming in the fourth rotation as they finished sixth.

UP NEXT:

- MIT hosts its first Midweek Firefly event of the fall on Thursday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m. in the Charles River before hitting the road for three regattas this coming weekend.

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