CASCADE LOCKS, Ore.--The Harvard sailing team stood in fourth place after Day 1 of the Gill/Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Coed Dinghy National Championship on the Columbia River Gorge.
The Crimson totaled 36 points through four A-division and two B-division races. The B-division duo of John Stokes and Meghan Wareham led the way with runner-up finishes in both of Monday's races to sit in second place in the division behind Hobart/William Smith.
Harvard recovered from a rocky start in the A division to win its third race and place fourth in the fourth and sit in fourth place after Day 1. Alan Palmer and Quincy Bock represented the Crimson in the division.
Boston College led the 18-team field with 22 overall points, followed by HWS (24), Yale (33), Harvard and St. Mary's (37). Day 2 of the competition is underway, and a national champion will be crowned Wedensday. The Crimson is coming off a runner-up finish in 2010.