Camels Top Field at 18 Team St. Mary's Intersectional
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.--The Connecticut College coed sailing headed south to compete in the St. Mary's College Fall Intersectional. The Camels topped the 18 team field with a winning score of 78 points.
St. Mary's College, ranked #9 in the latest Sailing World Magazine national ranking presented by Sperry Top-Sider, placed second with 90 points. The second ranked Eagles of Boston College took third place with a score of 95 points.
Connecticut College triumphed in four of the last eight races to outlast the Seahawks of St. Mary's.
Sophomore skipper Kevin Martland and senior crew Elizabeth Wilsterman placed second in the A Division with a score of 44 points and won their final race of the day to seal the victory for the Camels
In the B division, second year skipper Atlantic Brugman and Grace Medley scored 34 points in another second place showing for Connecticut College.
Senior Claire Sacco and sophomore Ryan Daly were both key contributors for Connecticut College this weekend.
Martland was pleased with the outcome and is looking forward to the rest of the fall season.
"We had a goal of just placing in the single digits in every race," Martland said after the win. "We just sailed really well this weekend. The breeze filled in this morning. We only had one bad race but we put that behind us and moved forward to win the regatta for Connecticut College."
Wilsterman shared Martland's enthusiasm on the clutch victory for the Camels.
"This was a complete team effort for us this weekend," Wilsterman said. "We stayed together as a group. In the end, we worked towards a common goal and we are pleased to come out on top."
The Camels will return home next week to compete in the Connecticut College Invitational and the Danmark Trophy Regattas on the Thames River.
September 25, 2011