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First Weekend Of Spring Season East-Coast Competition A Huge Success For Stanford
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/19/2008

Feb. 19, 2008

After being on the water for two weeks of practice in Redwood City and seeing some minor competition on the previous weekends, the Cardinal got to test its early season mettle against some of the best competition in the nation. The women's team, currently ranked third in the nation, competed in St. Petersburg, FL at the University of South Florida Women's Intersectional. The coed team went to Charleston, SC to compete in the College of Charleston's Spring Coed Intersectional. One team also sailed at home in the North Points 3 Regatta on Saturday.

USF Wonmens The USF Women's Intersectional hosted nine teams from the South Atlantic, Mid Atlantic and Pacific Coast districts. The Stanford women felt comfortable in the Flying Juniors and wide range of conditions. Excelling in the light and choppy conditions as well as the bigger breeze of the second day, the Cardinal women cruised to first overall. In A division, senior Evan Brown utilized both her crews, junior Kelly McKenna and sophomore Megan Grove, to win her first start of the season. In B division, junior Taylor Grimes and senior Sarah Schoknecht beat out the competition as well, showing that Grimes did not miss a step in her fall semester abroad. The women's team looks to build on their already solid ranking and finishes at the Navy Women's Spring Intersectional March 8th and 9th.

Charleston Spring Co-Ed The coed team, after experiencing some last minute sicknesses and injuries, sent a team of young skippers along with veteran crews to the traditionally strong Charleston Spring Coed Intersectional. Competing against 17 other teams from five districts around the nation, the young team made some major improvements throughout the weekend and finished well. Sailing in moderate breeze and strong current, the team successfully made the transition into the College of Charleston's 420s, finishing 5th overall. In A division, freshman Cole Hatton and senior Carrie Denning posted consistent finishes to secure 2nd in Hatton's first intersectional A division start. In B division, freshman Ben Pedrick and senior Beth Hoover made some major improvements throughout the event and finished up 9th. Freshman Graham Todd also made the trip, ready to go in as either skipper or heavy crew. Overall, the young team's success will certainly fuel the fire of the Cardinal for this spring.

North 3 Competing at home, the Cardinal finished second in the North Points 3 Regatta. The Cardinal finished 3rd in both divisions and combined for second overall to Cal. Maritime. Junior TJ Tullo and freshman Ale Lynberg sailed A division. In B division, senior Graham Brandt-Zawadzki made a comeback with freshman Hayley Tobin. Numerous other Stanford sailors helped to run the quality event.

After the successful weekend, the team looks ahead to a successful spring season of competition.

Charleston Spring Coed Intersectional

1. Charleston 101
2. NY Maritime 130
3. Eckerd 135
4. Wisconsin 139
5. Stanford 145
6. Kings Point 154
7. Dartmouth 158
8. Yale 166
9. Salve Regina 172
10. Georgetown 173
11. South Alabama 176
12. Bowdoin 179
13. Old Dominion 212
14. UC/ Irvine 248
15. Coast Guard 258
16. Florida Atlantic 263
17. Clemson 294
18. UC/ Santa Barbara 311

USF Women's Intersectional

1. Stanford 42
2. Old Dominion 59
3. Navy 73
4. USF 88
5. Charleston 101
6. Coast Guard 117
7. Hawaii 124
8. Eckerd 135
9. Florida 162

North Points 3 Regatta - Stanford

1 CMA 14
2 Stanford 33
3 SCU 39
4 CSUMB 45
5 Cal 46
6 Cal 2 48
7 SCU JV 51
8 Cal Poly 55
9 UCSC 59
10 CSUMB Women 63
11 Cal 3 85
12 Cal 4 87


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