Sailing Posts Two Top-Five Finishes

Sailing Posts Two Top-Five Finishes

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

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard sailing team posted two top-five finishes this weekend. The Crimson made appearances at the 35th Professor Stedman Hood Trophy, the Amanda Trophy and the NEISA Men's and Women's Singlehanded Championships.

At the Amanda Trophy, Lucy Wilmot and Alejandra Resendiz cruised to a first-place finish in the B-Division. Taylor Gavula and Tess Avery finished seventh in the A-Division, totaling 51 points. The Crimson secured a third-place finish with 69 points overall in the women's only regatta, narrowly missing second-place Dartmouth by two points.

Taylor Ladd and Kirstin Anderson sailed in the B-Division at the 35th Professor Stedman Hood Trophy, finishing in fifth place with 26 points after a head-to-head tiebreaker with Roger Williams. In the A-Division, Nick DiGiovanni, Nicholas Karnovsky and Catherine Tang posted a seventh-place finish. All five competitors led the Crimson to a fifth-place finish overall.

At the NEISA Women's Singlehanded Championship, sophomore Jessica Williams sailed for Harvard, earning a 12th-place finish in a field of 17 teams. Williams was three points shy of beating Tuft's Molly Pleskus, who finished with 119 points.

Three Crimson competitors sailed in the NEISA Men's Singlehanded Championship this weekend. Junior Andrew Puopolo raced his way to an eighth-place finish with 96 points in the 27-team field. Junior Jackson Wagner finished in 13th place with 135 points after a head-to-head tiebreaker with Roger William's Daniel Petrovic. Freshman Jonas Nelle also sailed for Harvard, finishing 16th with 139 points.

What's Next?
Harvard will host the Harvard Invitational next weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The coed team will also compete in the Smith Trophy, while the women's team will travel for the Regis Bowl and Rogers Trophy.