MIT Takes Second at Captain Hurst Bowl

Oct. 15, 2007

DARTMOUTH, Mass. - A-Division skipper Jack Field and crew Julie Arsenault finished in the top five in nine of 15 rounds, pacing MIT to a stunning second-place finish out of 22 teams at the Captain Hurst Bowl this past weekend.

With winds sweeping at 10-12 knots for much of Saturday, Field and Arsenault placed second in the sixth round, while securing a pair of earlier third-place marks during the event hosted by Dartmouth College.

During Sunday's cold northerly breeze of 6-15 knots, Tech's dynamic duo finished first in the 13th race, while also slotting fourth in the 11th round.

The exceptionally strong outing was only fitting for Tech's long-standing talents, both of whom were recently named to the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-Academic Team, honoring scholar athletes who have excelled in the sport and in the classroom.

Also faring remarkably well was Tech's "B" team of skipper Brooks Reed and crew Ellie Hass, who finished third overall, moving up four slots from Saturday. The duo's score of 102 beat out event-winner Boston College's lower group by five points.

Reed and Hass ranked in the top 10 in all but one of 15 rounds.

MIT will host the Oberg trophy next weekend.