Charleston Spring Coed Interconference Regatta – 5th of 18 (A Division – 5th, B Division – 5th)
- The Lead: The No. 4 ranked MIT coed sailing team opened its spring season this weekend with a fifth place finish at the College of Charleston Spring Coed Interconference Regatta in South Carolina. The Engineers were scheduled to sail in the Team Race Invitational at home and the Wood Trophy at Harvard University as well, but due to the weather both were cancelled.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The A Division vessel sailed senior Jorlyn Le Garrec (Pittsburgh, Pa.), junior Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.) and sophomore Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) claimed fifth place with 111 points finishing behind No. 3 ranked Georgetown University (72 points), No. 16 Boston University (74), No. 17 Harvard University (80) and No. 1 Yale University (107). After a slow start to the regatta, the trio finished strong in races eight through 17. They earned first place twice and were in the top-five eight times including seven times in a row.
- Shaffeeullah then teamed up with senior Jordan Ladd (St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands) and sophomore Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) for fifth place in B Division with 108 points. Harvard and the hosts tied for first with 95 points and were followed by Yale, Georgetown and MIT. The B Division trio won back-to-back races to open the weekend and totaled nine top-five finishes in the 17 race regatta.
- With hopes of good weather this weekend, the Engineers will host the Geiger Trophy and also travel to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the Graham Hall Team Race and the Veitor Trophy.