(Photo Courtesy: Rob Migliaccio)
NORFOLK, Va. – After two successful days of racing at Old Dominion in the ICSA Women's National Championship semifinals, the Harvard women's sailing team placed second and has advanced to the finals for the first time since 2012.
The semifinals consisted of 36 teams split into two separate fleets. The top nine teams from the two semifinal fleets advance to the finals, which will happen today and tomorrow, May 24-25.
The Crimson tallied 141 points for its second-place finish in the 18-team field. Seniors Kirsten Anderson and Taylor Ladd raced in the A-Division for Harvard, recording 71 points with eight top-five finishes. In the B-Division, Lucy Wilmot, Taylor Gavula, Alejandra Resendiz and Emily Wang placed third with 70 points after a head-to-head tiebreaker with the University of South Florida. The four sailors registered eight top-five placements as well.
Harvard will compete in the finals today and tomorrow, May 24-25 for a chance for the ICSA Women's National Championship title.