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Sailing Wins Jackson Team Race, Takes Fifth at Navy Women's

Konstadt (front) and Stokes helped Harvard win the eight-school team-race event (photo courtesy DSPics.com).

The Harvard coed sailing team posted its first team victory of2010 with a first-place 13-4 record at the John Jackson Memorial Team Race over the weekend, while the Crimson women took fifth place at the Navy Spring Women’s Intersectional.

The Crimson won the final round of four to edge host Georgetown at the Jackson regatta. The Hoyas also owned a 13-4 overall record, while Brown was one win back at 12-5 and Hobart was 10-7. Harvard’s skippers were Alan Palmer, John Stokes, Tedd Himmler and Brendan Kopp. The Crimson crews were Alma Lafler, Meghan Wareham and Michelle Konstadt.

At nearby Navy, the Harvard women had a strong showing with five total race wins and 14 top-four finishes. The Crimson totaled 234 points, beating Brown by five points in the battle for fifth. College of Charleston won the regatta with 153 points, followed by St. Mary’s (178), Boston College (206) and Connecticut College (209).

Harvard’s top finish came in the B division, where Liz Powers and Marie Appel placed fourth with 101 points. They won three races and put together a stretch of six straight top-four finishes in a 17-school field. Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper placed seventh in the A division with 133 points. They won twice in a three-race span Saturday.

Below, courtesy of Sailgroove, is video of Race 6A at Navy, won by Harvard in boat No. 6.