Sailing Finishes Fourth at Amanda Trophy To Highlight Weekend of Action

Sailing Finishes Fourth at Amanda Trophy To Highlight Weekend of Action

THE BASICS:

- Results: 

Amanda Trophy at Roger Williams University – 4th of 14
St. Mary's Fall Intersectional – 7th of 18
Hood Trophy at Tufts University – 7th of 20

- The Lead: The MIT sailing team continued its success early this fall as the women's squad finished fourth at the Amanda Trophy, while the coed program took seventh at both the St. Mary's Fall Intersectional and the Hood Trophy.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The women's team had a strong showing at the Amanda Trophy at Roger Williams University as the squad posted a fourth place team finish overall with 71 points. Freshman Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) and Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.) were the runners-up in the B Division as they were edged by Harvard by four points. Over the six races, the duo claimed first, second, first, sixth, eighth and fourth to account for their 22 points. In the A Division, senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) as well as juniors Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.), Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) came in sixth with 49 points. The group won race two and finished in third in rotations three and four to highlight their weekend in the water.

- At the St. Mary's Fall Intersectional, finished seventh overall with the A Division taking third with 62 points and the B Division taking 11th with 104 points to account for the team total of 166. Senior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and junior Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) won four different rotations and posted seven top-5 placements over the 11 races sailed. In the B Division, sophomores Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.), Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) and freshman Ivan Shestopalov (Miami, Fla.) came in 11th overall and had their best races over the final three of the day as the trio crossed the line second, first and third to help the Engineers to a seventh place team finish.

- At the Hood Trophy, which only saw had rotations sailed in the A Division and four in the B Division, saw the Engineers finish seventh overall as a team with 82 points. The A Division boat sailed by junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and freshman John Ped (Portland, Ore.) claimed fifth place with 44 points as they had their best races in rotation three (third), five (sixth) and six (second) to account for their scoring. The B Division boat sailed by sophomores Connor Chung (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Fiona McKellar (Palos Verdes, Calif.) came in ninth with 38 points. The tandem came in 14th, 15th, fifth and fourth over the four rotations to earn their placements.

UP NEXT:

- MIT competes in four regattas next weekend, September 30-October 1, including the Smith Trophy at home, the Danmark Trophy at Coast Guard, the Regis Trophy at Boston University and the Mystic Lake Invitational at Tufts University.

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