CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The MIT sailing team accounted for half of the field at the Midweek Wellesley Tech Regatta hosted by the Engineers on Thursday. The No. 13 coed squad claimed first, fifth, sixth, and seventh places out of eight teams.
Sophomore William Livernois (Newnan, Ga.) and senior Angelique Nehmzow (Hong Kong, Hong Kong) were in the first-place boat as they were the runners-up in the opening round and then won the next four races. Junior Brian Alvarez (Woodinville, Wash.) and sophomore Scarlett Koller (Geneva, Switzerland) claimed fifth place by ranking third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and eighth through the five rotations. Sophomore Alissa Borshchenko (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and senior Grace Young (Washington, D.C.) came in next courtesy of back-to-back fifth-place performances while clinching the sixth, seventh, and eighth spots. Freshmen Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Sophie Goemans (Lexington, Mass.) rounded out MIT in seventh place as they generated a pair of sixth and seventh-place rankings after finishing eighth in the opening race.
This weekend, MIT will host the Boston Dinghy Club Challenge Cup while traveling to the Women's New England Championship at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.