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Stanford takes top honors at season opener hosted by Cal
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/08/2007

Oct. 8, 2007

Treasure Island, CA - Proving that for sailing, like football, rankings don't matter till the end of the season, the 18th-ranked Stanford Cardinal Coed Sailors won this weekend's Stony Burke Regatta at Cal by 34 points. Seniors Edward Conrad and Carrie Denning sailed A-Division while sophomore Peter Stemler and freshmen Hannah Burroughs competed in B-Division. Both duos won their divisions, helping the Cardinal take top honors by an astounding 34 points over rival and 14th-ranked USC.

With the background of Fleet Week and the buzz of the Blue Angels flying overhead, the Cardinal assumed the position of top team on the West Coast. During the two day, 18-race event "Both teams sailed really well, keeping focus with Jets doing cartwheels overhead is pretty tough" commented Coach Kehoe. "It's always fun when you sail well, and these teams sailed very well in tricky conditions."

Competing against the coed teams, the 2nd-ranked Stanford Women finished the regatta 6th overall. Both `06-'07 All-Americans, senior Evan Brown and junior Kelly McKenna sailed A, while sophomore Leigh Hammel and senior Sarah Schokenecht sailed B-Division. Kehoe commented, "I'm proud of the women's finish, considering they sailed lighter than all the other teams on Saturday." He continued " they really worked the fleet, making for good practice next weekend's trip to the East Coast."

Next weekend the Cardinal sailors will compete in the Pac Coast Men's & Women's Singlehanded Champs, to be hosted by Stanford. They will also host the Annual Drew Gashler Memorial Alumni & Friends Regatta.

Stony Burke Final Results
1. Stanford 101
2. USC 135
3. UC Irvine 139
4. U Hawaii 149
5. Cal Maritime 169
6. Stanford Women 173
7. UC Santa Barbara 173
8. UC Berkley 198
9. U Washington 202
10. UCLA 208
11. Santa Clara 211
12. UC San Diego 228
13. UCLA Women 235
14. WWU Women 250
15. U Oregon 259
16. UW Women 262
17. Champman 299
18. CSU Channel Islands 310
19. UC Santa Cruz 320
20. Washington State 327
21. CSU Monterey Bay 330
22. Oregon State 385


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