Sailing Excels At Danmark Trophy, Regis Bowl, Smith Trophy Over The Weekend

Sailing Excels At Danmark Trophy, Regis Bowl, Smith Trophy Over The Weekend

THE BASICS:

- Results: 

Danmark Trophy at Coast Guard – 2nd of 20
Regis Bowl at Boston University – 2nd of 16
Harvard Invitational at Harvard University – 3rd of 9
Smith Trophy at Home – 5th of 18

- The Lead: The 12th-ranked coed sailing team and the 15th-ranked women's sailing team had an excellent weekend competed in four regattas at four different venues. The coed team finished second at the Danmark Trophy, third at the Harvard Invitational and fifth at the Smith Trophy, while the women's squad took second at the Regis Bowl.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At the Regis Bowl, a high level New England women's regatta, the No. 15 Engineers finished in second place with 86 points only behind No. 11 Brown University. In the B Division, junior Sarah Caso (Duxbury, Mass.) and senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) came in first place with 27 points, 11 points ahead of Northeastern University and Brown University. Over the eight rotations, Caso and Farrell posted two race wins and five top-3 finishes overall. In the A Division, sophomore Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) and juniors Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) earned seventh place overall with 59 points as the trio four top-6 finishes all of which came over third final four rotations of the regatta.

- At the Danmark Trophy, a top level national regatta for the coed team, the No. 12 Engineers finished second overall as a squad with 212 points just 15 points shy of event winner No. 6 College of Charleston (197 points) among many teams from across the country. Junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and sophomores Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) and Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) came in first place in the B Division, edging the College of Charleston vessel by one point. The trio won two rotations and posted nine top-10 finishes over the 13 races sailed. In the A Division, senior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.), junior Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) and freshman John Ped (Portland, Ore.) earned fifth place with 109 points. The trio won three rotations and had five top-3 finishes over the 13 races.

- At the Smith Trophy, MIT finished fifth overall as a team with 191 points where the A Division came in first (67) and the B Division came in ninth (124) to account for the team total. In the A Division, sophomores Stephen Duncan (Severna Park, Md.) and Fiona McKellar (Palos Verdes, Calif.) posted 67 points as they won four rotations and eight top-5 placements, while in the B Division senior James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and freshman Liz Obermaier (Northville, Mich.) came in ninth as they registered 124 points. The B Division duo won rotation four and came in the top-10 nine times.

- At the Harvard Invitational, the Engineers placed third overall as a team. Individually the two boats from MIT came in second (21 points) and fifth (38 points). Freshmen Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) and Michael Mastrandrea (Webster, N.Y.) earned one rotation win and came in second five times over six races in the A Division, while freshman Rebecca Nelson (Mebane, N.C.) and junior Thatcher Chamberlin (Camden, Maine) finished third twice and won rotation six for their 38 points and overall five place finish.

UP NEXT:

- Next weekend, MIT heads to the University of Rhode Island for the Moody Trophy.

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