Nick DiGiovanni, Divya Arya, Cara Kennedy Cuomo and Jackson Wagner, Olivia Kjorlien pick up Harvard's first win of the season (Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team picked up its first victory of the season at the Central Series One regatta at Tufts, winning four of the 20 races. Jackson Wagner and Olivia Kjorlien finished with a regatta-best 41 points racing in the B-division while Nick DiGiovanni and Cara Kennedy-Cuomo pushed the Crimson to triumph after day two of sailing in the A-division tallying 50 points of their own.
After a successful Saturday on the water with DiGiovanni and Divya Arya in the B-division, Harvard sat behind first place Tufts. DiGiovanni and Kennedy Cuomo completed the course on Sunday winning three of the six races. Freshmen skippers DiGiovanni and Wagner set the pace for their crews on both days tallying a regatta-best 91 points.
Strong performances from A-division pairing of Andrew Mollerus and Sydney Karnovsky and B-division pairing of Marek Zaleski and Julia Lord combined for a fourth-place finish which topped last years' 11th place finish at the Harry Anderson Trophy. Both pairings tallied 209 points and 13 top-five finishes in the regatta.
The women's team competed at the Toni Deutsch Trophy and landed a 10th-place result with an A-division pairing of Sophie Bermudez and Emma Wheeler and a B-division pairing of Taylor Gavula and Normin Jagdadorj. Twelve of the 30 races included top-five finishes totaling 29 points, 115 coming from the A-division and 94 from the B-division.