Powers' boat finsihed fourth or better six times in 10 races (photo courtesy DSPics.com).
BRANFORD, Conn.--Senior Liz Powers and sophomore Marie Appel placed second in the 20-team B division to lead the Harvard sailing team to a seventh-place team finish at the Yale Women's Intersectional held over the weekend. The Crimson also placed eighth at the Navy Fall Intersectional, sixth at the Tufts Invite and 17th at the Captain Hurst Bowl.
Powers and Appel placed in the top five in seven of 10 weekend races at Yale. They logged a pair of runner-up finishes and totaled 62 points, 10 more than division-winner Brown. Sophomores Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper placed 14th in the A division, as Harvard totaled 185 team points, edging Dartmouth for seventh place and finishing nine behind sixth-place Old Dominion. The host Bulldogs won with 117.
Junior Tedd Himler paced Harvard in the four-division regatta at Navy by finishing fifth among competitors from 20 schools in the singlehanded C division. He placed outside the top 10 in just three of 20 races and had eight top-five showings. He finished second twice and finished the weekend by winning his final race to total 132 points. Harvard totaled 738 overall points, finishing seven back of Hobart & William Smith in seventh place and 49 ahead of eighth-place St. Mary's. Roger Williams won the team championship.
Juniors Alan Palmer and Grace Charles and senior Michelle Konstadt teamed up to take ninth place in the A division at Navy. Seniors Alex Bick and Ali Beyer led the Crimson at Tufts. They placed third in the B division with 20 points in three races, finishing in the top half of the 12-team field in all six competitions, notching four top-three showings and winning once.