Sailing Competes In Five Regattas This Weekend

Courtesy of Rob Migliaccio
Courtesy of Rob Migliaccio

THE BASICS:

- Results:  

Midweek Firefly – 5th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th of 14
Oberg Trophy at Home – 12th of 18
Hoyt Trophy at Brown University – 8th of 18
Central Series VI – 11th of 16
Mrs. Hurst Bowl – 14th of 16

- The Lead: The MIT sailing team competed in five regattas late last week and over the weekend including in the Midweek Firefly, the Oberg Trophy, the Hoyt Trophy, the Central Series VI and the Mrs. Hurst Bowl. The Engineers had a top team finish of eighth which came at the Hoyt Trophy. Going into the weekend, the coed team was ranked No. 6 and the women's team was ranked No. 13 in the country,

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- At the Midweek Firefly on Thursday, MIT had boats finish in fifth, ninth, tenth, 13th and 14th. Freshman Ryan Hennessey (Washington, D.C.) and sophomore Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) registered 22 points for fifth place after winning the first rotation. Sophomores Connor Chung (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Fiona McKellar (Palos Verdes, Calif.) took ninth overall with 36 points as they won rotation four. Freshman Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) and junior Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.) came in tenth overall with 39 points with their best race coming in rotation one (fourth). Freshmen Julia Wyatt (Sudbury, Mass.) and Isabelle Yen (Palo Alto, Calif.) came in 13th overall with 48 points and freshman Preston Tower (Grayslake, Ill.) and sophomore Alice Lin (Cypress, Calif.) claimed 14th place with 52 points.

- At the Oberg Trophy, the Engineers finished 12th overall with 289 total points which came from three divisions of racing. In the A Division, Chung and McKellar came in sixth place with 75 points as the duo won rotation one and put together three other top-5 finishes over the weekend. In the B Division, Hennessey, Haig and Yoder totaled 116 points for 15th place. The trio had their best race in rotation four with a fifth place finish. In the C Division, freshman Kalia Pfrang (Suffolk, Va.) and sophomore Abbie Lee (Costa Mesa, Calif.) came in 12th place with 98 points as their best race came in the final rotation when they crossed the line third.

- At the Hoyt Trophy, MIT earned eighth place overall with 244 points. In the A Division, senior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and junior Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) were the runners-up as they were edged by the Dartmouth boat by three points. Ingram and Shaffeeullah had a strong second day as the won four of the final five rotations, which put them in the hunt for an A Division title. In the B Division, Hennessey, junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) as well as sophomores Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) and Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) finished 17th overall with 166 points.

- At the Central Series VI, MIT finished 11th overall with 204 points. The A Division boat sailed by senior James Peraire-Bueno (Bedford, Mass.) and freshman Liz Obermaier (Northville, Mich.) came in tenth place after winning rotation one, coming in fourth in rotation 11 and third in rotation 12. In the B Division, Wyatt, classmate Charles Lindsay (West Palm Beach, Calif.) and sophomore Phoebe Piercy (Truro, United Kingdom) earned ninth place with 99 points. The trio claimed eight top-10 placements over the 12 rotation regatta this weekend including a pair of back-to-back runner up finishes in rotations two and three.

- At the Mrs. Hurst Bowl, MIT finished in 14th overall with 110 point as the regatta was shortened to just five races. The A Division boat sailed by juniors Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.) and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) registered 51 points for 12th place as they came in sixth in rotations two and four, while the B Division boat sailed by senior Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) and McGoldrick finished 14th with 59 points. Farrell and McGoldrick had their best race in the fourth rotation when they crossed the line ninth.

UP NEXT:

- Next weekend, MIT will compete in three New England Championships. The Engineers will host the Coed Championship – the Schell Trophy – and then travel to Tufts University for the Nickerson Trophy (freshmen) and to Harvard University for the Victorian Coffee Urn (women).

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