Coed Sailing Team Finishes Third; Women Take Seven at Atlantic Coast Championships

Coed Sailing Team Finishes Third; Women Take Seven at Atlantic Coast Championships

THE BASICS:

- Results:  

Coed Atlantic Coast Championship – 3rd of 18
Women's Atlantic Coast Championship – 7th of 18

- The Lead: The MIT sailing team finished their fall season at the Atlantic Coast Championships as the coed team took third place and the women's team took seventh place overall.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The coed team, which went into this year's Atlantic Coast Championship as the defending champions, racked up 157 points for third place in two-day event. The Engineers were edged by Dartmouth College (146 points) and Boston University (155) in the team standings. In the A Division, Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) totaled 73 of MIT's 157 points for fourth place. The dup won rotation three and posted seven top-9 placements over the ten rotation regatta. In the B Division, Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.), Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) and Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) came in seventh place with 84 points. The trio had their best race in rotation four as they crossed the line second and went on to have a strong second day with five straight top-9 finishes to aid the MIT point total.

- The women's team also had a strong showing at their Atlantic Coast Championship as they finished seventh with 142 points as Yale University took the top spot (69 points), Boston College was second (76) and Coast Guard was third (110). In the A Division, Annie Hughes (Guilford, Conn.), Noa Yoder (New York, N.Y.), and Tiffany Xi (Foster City, Calif.) placed fifth with 61 points. The trio won back-to-back races in rotations five and six and also gathered a pair of top-6 placements over the eight rotations that were sailed. In the B Division, Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.), Emily Haig (Beach Haven, N.J.) and Brooke McGoldrick (Southport, Conn.) placed tenth with 81 points. The B Division trio had their best race in rotation seven when they crossed the line fourth overall.

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