October 16, 2006

Engineers Dazzle With Second-Place Finish at BU Invite

Oct. 16, 2006

Complete Results

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT, which moved up seven slots to No. 8 in the Sailing World national rankings last week, delivered an awe-inspiring performance at the Boston University Invite on Sunday. With a score of 37, the Engineers missed out on first place by just one point in the six-race New England event. The Cardinal and Gray placed second out of 15 entries, as Brown University tallied a 36 to finish atop the board.

Racing in a shifty 5-12 knot breeze, MIT saw its B-Division unit finish with the best score of any of the day's duos. Skipper Libby Palmer and crew Ashley Cantieny registered 11 points, seven better than Brown, which edged MIT by eight points in A-Division.

Skipper Chuck Head and crew Karlen Ruleman scored a 26 to rank fifth in the higher circuit. One fewer and the Engineers would have tied the Bears for first overall.

The competition featured a number of local rivals, including BU, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Wellesley College.