Coed Sailing Finishes Fifth in Western Semifinal and Qualifies for National Final

Coed Sailing Finishes Fifth in Western Semifinal and Qualifies for National Final

THE BASICS: 

- Results: 5th of 18 - 113 points 

- Location: Norfolk, Va. (Old Dominion University) 

- The Lead: The MIT coed sailing team finished fifth overall at the 2018 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Western Semifinals this afternoon and has qualified for the National Final which will begin tomorrow morning.

Boston College finished first with 85 points and was followed by Dartmouth College (86 points), the University of South Florida (96), Georgetown (103) and MIT (113). The top nine teams in today's National Semifinal qualified for the National Championship as Stanford, the University of Rhode Island, St. Mary's (Md.) and Eckerd rounded out the list of qualifiers and will compete in the finals tomorrow along with the nine other teams from the Eastern Semifinal.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The A Division boat sailed by Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.), Ivan Shestopalov (Miami, Fla.) and Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) finished fourth with 47 points. Over the nine rotations, the trio claimed first in race eight and placed inside the top-6 in eight of nine rotations in the semifinals. Ingram and Shestopalov served as the skippers, while Shaffeeullah competed as the crew.

- In the B Division, skipper Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.) and crew Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.) finished eighth with 66 points. Long and Cho crossed the line third in rotations four and seven and placed inside the top-10 in seven of nine rotations this week.

UP NEXT:

- MIT begins competition in the National Final tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. at Old Dominion University. The regatta will last until Friday so stay tuned for a full recap once all of the races have been completed. 

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