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Coed Sailing Qualifies for Atlantic Coast Championship

Cooley helped Harvard sail to victory in two races in the B division at the Women's Victorian Coffee Urn (Justine Agaloos).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard coed sailing team sailed to an eighth-place finish at the Schell Trophy hosted by Brown to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Coed Championship regatta Nov. 10-11, while the women claimed 10th at the Women's Victorian Coffee Urn at Connecticut College.

Gram Slattery skippered all 12 races for the Crimson in the A division at the Schell Trophy, while Alma Lafler and Ben Lamont served as crew for ten and two races, respectively. The trio posted 97 points and finished seventh, one point ahead of their neighbors on the Charles River, MIT. Slattery and Lafler placed in the single-digits seven times, including a second-place finish in the fourth race. With Lamont in the boat for the 11th race of the regatta, the boat placed ninth.

Harvard had a variety of team members hit the water in the B division, but freshman Andrew Mollerus remained constant as skipper. Sydney Karnvosky worked as crew in races one thru six. The freshmen duo sailed to three single-digit finishes, including fourth in the fifth race. The boat's best result came in the seventh race, with Brian Drumm in as crew.

Drumm also worked as crew for races eight, 11 and 12, and Luke O'Connor saw time in the ninth and 10th races. The Crimson tallied 119 points and finished 12th in the B division, and edged Vermont by one for eighth overall with 216 team points. The top-eight teams qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship. Yale totaled 111 points to win the regatta.

At the Women's Victorian Coffee Urn, Caitlin Watson skippered all nine races, and Jacquelyn Cooley and Kristina Jakobson contributed to the crew for six and seven races, respectively. The boat tallied 69 points and two first-place finishes with Cooley as crew to pace the Crimson with a sixth-place finish in the B division. In the eighth race, the first of Jakobson's collegiate career, Harvard took third.

Morgan Russom (skipper) and Isabel Ruane (crew) finished strong with a second-place showing in the final race of the A division portion of the regatta. The juniors registered 104 points and placed thirteenth. Harvard posted 216 points overall, while Dartmouth tallied 60 and won both divisions to finish first. The 12th-place result put Harvard outside of the Atlantic Coast Championship regatta, as only the top-eight teams made the cut.

The Crimson now prepares for the 10th weekend of fall competition, where Harvard will sail for the Hap Moore Trophy, a coed regatta, Nov. 3-4 hosted by the United States Coast Guard Academy. The women will next sail during the spring campaign.