Cambridge, Mass. (October 4) – After winning the B Division and leading the No. 12 coed sailing team to a second place overall finish at the Danmark Trophy over the weekend junior Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and sophomores Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) and Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) were selected as the New England Intercollegiate Sailing Association's (NEISA) Coed Sailors of the Week.
The trio propelled the Engineers to a second place finish overall, in an incredibly tight and competitive field and in some very tricky wind and current conditions. In the B Division, Long, Abate and Cho edged out No. 6 College of Charleston (104 points), No. 18 Roger Williams University (105 points) and No. 3 Boston University (109 points) for the top spot with 103 points.
Over the 13 races sailed, Long, Abate and Cho won two rotations and registered nine top-9 finishes among the 20 teams which competed in the regatta. In the overall team standings, MIT totaled 212 points for second place just behind the College of Charleston (197) and ahead of both Roger Williams (228) and Stanford University (232).
The No. 12 ranked Engineers return to the water this coming weekend as MIT heads to the University of Rhode Island for the two-day Moody Trophy, which is expected to begin on Saturday, October 7 and continue into Sunday, October 8.