#12 Camel Women Place Second in 16 Team Field at Victorian Coffee Urn Regatta

Maggie Shea ´11 and Kelly Arabia ´10 Won the A Division for the Camels at Harvard´s Victorian Coffee Urn Regatta
Maggie Shea ´11 and Kelly Arabia ´10 Won the A Division for the Camels at Harvard´s Victorian Coffee Urn Regatta
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The Connecticut College women´s sailing competed in the Victorian Coffee Urn Regatta at Harvard University this weekend. The Camels, ranked #12 in the nation, sailed to a second place finish in the 16 team field with a score of 63 points. Connecticut College has qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship that will take place at Brown University Nov. 14-15. The second ranked Boston College Eagles won the regatta with a score of 57 points. The Camels finish ahead of a top ranked Yale University squad that scored 86 points to finish third. The seventh ranked Crimson of Harvard secured a fourth place finish with a score of 99 points. The Brown Bears, ranked #3 in the country, tallied 109 points en route to their fifth place finish. Junior All-American Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) and Kelly Arabia (Braintree, Mass.) cruised to victory in the A Division with a score of 29 points. In the B division, sophomore skipper Bitsy Whipple (Plandome, N.Y.) teamed up with Claire Sacco (Glenmont, N.Y.) and Katrina Salk (Jamestown, R.I.) tallied 34 points in a stellar second place finish for the Camels. The Connecticut College coed sailing team competed in the Erwin Schell Regatta at MIT. The Camel sailed to a ninth place finish in the 20 team field with a score 395 points. With their performance, Jeff Bresnahan´s Camels have qualified for the fall Atlantic Coast Tournament that will be held at Cornell University Nov. 14-15. Yale University won the regatta with a score of 262 points. The Roger Williams University Hawks nipped Boston College with a tie-breaker, placing second with 276 points. Matt Sterett (Corpus Christi, Tex,), Mike Marshall (Jamestown, R.I.), Ben Bainbridge (West Hartford, Conn.), Christy Clothier (Newtown Square, Pa.), Marina Gluckman (New York, N.Y.), Katie St. George (Marblehead, Mass.) and Kevin Lau-Hansen (Larchmont, N.Y.) all contributed to the team´s seventh place score of 175 points in the A division. In the B division, junior Wells Bacon (Mount Desert, Maine), Peter Miller (Paget, Bermuda), Elizabeth Wilsterman (Chicago, Ill.), Clothier, Lau-Hansen, and Steve Sweriduck (Providence, R.I.) teamed up on a 13th place finish for the Camels with 220 points.

November 1, 2009

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