ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Competing at the Women's Spring Intersectional this past weekend at the U.S. Naval Academy, the nationally-ranked No. 13 MIT women's sailing team captured 10th place out of 20 teams. The Engineers registered the third best performance from the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association as the University of Vermont finished third, followed by No. 1 Yale University in fourth. The host Midshipmen won the event while St. Mary's College (Md.) was the runner-up.
Sophomore Chloe Lepert (Belmont, Calif.) and junior Iris Xu (Madison, Wis.) collaborated for a third-place performance in the A Division as they registered nine top-10 finishes in 12 rounds of action. The duo won the sixth rotation, was third in the third race, captured fourth place in the second and 12th outings, and ranked fifth in the ninth and 10th races. In the B Division, junior Hanna Vincent (Santa Barbara, Calif.) and senior Taylor Burfield (Naples, Fla.) placed 12th on the strength of six top-10 placements. They clinched the fifth spot in the 10th race, were sixth and seventh in the second and third rounds, ninth in the seventh and 12th rotations, and 10th in the sixth outing of the weekend.
Next up for MIT will be a return to Navy for the Truxton Umstead Trophy to be held March 16-17 while the Engineers will host the Central Series One on Saturday, March 16.