Sailing Posts a Pair of Top-10 Placements in Third Weekend

Sailing Posts a Pair of Top-10 Placements in Third Weekend

The Crimson tallied two top-10 placements this weekend (Athletic Communications).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team split up to compete in five regattas over the weekend. The Crimson made appearances at the NEISA Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships, the 34th Professor Stedman Hood Trophy, the Amanda Trophy and the Chris Loder Trophy.

At the NEISA Women's Singlehanded Championships, freshman Sofia Mascia battled her way to four top-5 finishes, and led the Crimson to an eighth-place finish with 97 points. Mascia was two points shy of beating Coast Guard's Emily Wright, who finished with 95 points. Freshman Jessica Williams also sailed for Harvard, finishing 13th with 133 points.

For the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championships, sophomore Andrew Puopolo sailed for the Crimson, earning three top-10 finishes. Puopolo finished 13th with 180 points. Tufts' Alp Rodopman finished first with 44 points.  

At the 34th Professor Stedman Hood Trophy at Tufts, Harvard earned 10 top-5 placements, nearly breaking into the top-5. In the A-Division, Nick Sertl '18 and Chrstine Gosioco '19 finished with 101 points, while Jackson Wagner '19 and Catherine Tang '19 split the B-Division with Nick Digiovanni '19 and Julia Lord '17 to earn 94 points. The Crimson finished sixth with 195 points overall, while Tufts sailed away with 123 points to take the trophy.

Lucy Wilmot '20 and Divya Arya '19 cruised into five top-10 finishes in the A-Division at the Amanda Trophy, while Catherine Kerner '20 and Alejandra Resendiz '19 earned six in the B-Division.  The Crimson placed 12th for the weekend, narrowly missing Brown and Bowdoin in 10th and 11th place, respectively.

Nick Karnovsky '19 and Lena Episalla '19 sailed in the A-Division for the Chris Loder Trophy hosted by New Hampshire on the Charles River. Karnovsky and Episalla earned eight top-10 finishes, while Victoria Marquez '20 and Cara Kennedy-Cuomo '17 finished with four top-10 marks in the B-Division. Harvard went to a head-to-head tiebreaker with Coast Guard, but was unable to catch the Bears in the last race. The Crimson finished ninth with 194 points. Tufts earned the Chris Loder Trophy with 123 points.

Harvard returns to action this weekend with seven regattas: the Danmark Trophy, the Regis Bowl, the Cornell Women's Regatta, the Hewitt Trophy, the Smith Trophy, the Harvard Invitational and the Mystic Lake Invitational.