Coed Sailing Wins ICSA National Championship For First Time Since 1961

Coed Sailing Wins ICSA National Championship For First Time Since 1961

THE BASICS:

- Results: 1st of 18 (136 Points)

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

- The Lead: For the 12th time in program history and for the first time since 1961, the MIT coed sailing team has won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championship and the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the team which wins the Coed National Championship. The trophy is named after Morss, who is an MIT alum. Not only did the Engineers win the Henry A. Morss Memorial Trophy, but by winning both the A and the B Divisions, MIT will take home the Robert M. Allan Sr. and Robert M. Allan Jr. trophies for sweeping both titles. It is the first time since 1961 that the Engineers have won either Division at the Coed Championship and that year, as it did this season, MIT swept both trophies.

Behind MIT was the College of Charleston in second (193 points), Georgetown University in third (195), Hobart and William Smith in fourth (196), Stanford University in fifth (225), Roger Williams University in sixth (234), Yale University in seventh (248), George Washington University in eighth (253), Old Dominion University in ninth (273) and the U.S. Naval Academy which rounded out the top-10 with 276 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- In the A Division, Ty Ingram (White Plains, N.Y.), Sameena Shaffeeullah (Danbury, Conn.) and Greta Farrell (Huntington, N.Y.) dominated and won with 73 points. Over the 14 races this week, the trio won twice and finished first, second or third eight different times. The next closest team to MIT in the A Division was Georgetown, which registered 89 points over the past two days.

- In the B Division, Trevor Long (Hockessin, Del.), Julia Cho (Cupertino, Calif.), Farrell and Marcus Abate (Kemah, Texas) took home first with 63 points which was 15 points ahead of second place St. Mary's (Md.). The quartet of MIT sailors won rotation seven and placed inside the top-5 in 11 of 14 races sailed this weekend.

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