March 19, 2012
Harvard Sailing Takes Fourth at St. Mary’s Women’s Intersectional
Lambert (left) and Jumper comprised a powerful A-division pairing that tallied three first-place finishes to help the Crimson to a fourth-place showing at the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional. (Gil Talbot)
The Harvard women's sailing team took fourth place at the St. Mary's Women's Intersectional this weekend. The A-division pairing of seniors Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper helped lead the way for the Crimson as the team tallied three first-place finishes during the weekend.
Harvard totaled 50 points in the A division good for second place overall in the grouping. In the B division, sophomores Morgan Russom and Isabell Ruane took to the water, earning two second-places finishes in the third and fourth races and secured sixth place with 72 points. Harvard finished just two points back of third-place Connecticut College, while Georgetown took top-honors with No. 1 Yale securing second place.
The Crimson coed team was also in action this weekend, competing in the Truxon Umsted regatta hosted by Navy. The A division team of senior Brendan Kopp and sophomore Sarah Pierson had Harvard's best divisional finish as the duo placed 10th with 62 points. Freshmen Michael Drumm and Gram Slattery shared the skipper duties in the B division while sophomore Alice Kenney and freshman Brian Drumm split time as crew. The team finished 13th in the division with 63 points while Harvard's C and D division teams, led by skippers Jason Michas and sophomore Luke O'Connor, finished 17th and 15th respectively.
Harvard will now prepare for three regattas next weekend as the Crimson will compete at the Owen Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies, the BU Bridge Invite and the Boston Dinghy Club Cup. Yale and Boston University will be the destinations for the first two regattas, while Harvard will host the Boston Dinghy Club Cup. All three regattas are slated for March 24-25.