MIT Captures Second-Place Finish at Geiger Trophy

May 1, 2006

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Host MIT finished second out of six entries at the Geiger Trophy on Saturday. With a score of 90, the Engineers beat out Boston College (93), cross-town rival Harvard University (107), Dartmouth College (114), and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (158). Brown University finished first with a score of 69.

The event featured a series of five contests raced out of a variety of Tech Dinghies. Each contest included six races, totaling 32.

Battling a 15 mph wind, MIT's stellar team of skipper Jack Field and crew Wyman Li placed first with a stunning score of eight, the only single-digit tally of the afternoon. The duo steered the FJ's to four first-place marks and two second-place slots.

Among the Engineers' other top efforts included a score of 13 by skipper Jake Muhleman and crew Julie Arsenalut. Racing in the double-handed techs, the pair tied Brown for first, finishing atop the board three consecutive times during the early-to-middle rounds. Also faring well were freshman skipper Brooks Reed and crew Chuck Head, who placed first (14) competing in the 420s.

On Sunday, MIT finished third out of six teams at the round-robin Staake Trophy, hosted by event winner Boston College. The Engineers posted a record of 5-5, edging out Harvard in a sail-off.