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The Cardinal Earn Two More Top Finishes On The East Coast
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/10/2008

March 10, 2008

Navy Womens, Annapolis, Md
The Cardinal women and coed teams both headed east this past weekend to face the biggest test of both teams' young seasons. The women headed to the US Naval Academy for the Navy Women's Spring Intersectional ranked second in the nation. The coed team headed to the St. Mary's Team Race Intersectional hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland to compete against an extraordinarily deep field of nine other teams from up and down the east coast.

The Naval Academy consistently hosts some of the most competitive regattas on the college sailing schedule. This past weekend, seniors Evan Brown and Sarah Schoknecht, along with juniors Taylor Grimes and Kelly McKenna and sophomore Megan Grove sought to prove they could compete in any and all conditions and boats. Competing with not only 18 other schools, but also dense fog and squall conditions, the Cardinal ended the short day of racing on Saturday with the overall lead. Returning on Sunday for a longer day of racing in freezing cold and windy conditions, the Cardinal put up solid finishes. In A division Brown and crews McKenna and Grove finished a close second to another veteran boat from St. Mary's College. Grimes and Schoknecht finished fifth in B division. Overall, the women were third behind St. Mary's and Yale respectively. Gaining a good deal of experience against this deep field in 420s, the Cardinal women look to their next competition at Brown the last weekend of March.

St Marys Team Race, St Marys, Md
The Stanford coed team headed into the St. Mary's Team Race Intersectional with the confidence gained from winning their home team race just one week before. The smaller team which traveled to the small college in Southern Maryland included seniors Edward Conrad and Carrie Denning, junior TJ Tullo, sophomores Peter Stemler and Leigh Hammel, and freshmen Cole Hatton and Hannah Burroughs. The relatively young Stanford team looked to prove themselves in this most competitive of team race regattas on the early season schedule. Getting through most of the first round robin on Saturday prior to high winds ending racing early saw the Cardinal sitting near mid-fleet in the standings with a 4-3 record. Returning on Sunday to finish the first round and move into the second round the Cardinal continued to sail well, securing a spot in the finals against top teams St. Mary's, Boston College, and Georgetown. The Cardinal lot their first two races in the finals against St. Mary's and BC, but they were able to secure a win against Georgetown. Finishing up fourth, the Stanford sailors were happy with their efforts and now have a solid building block for future events this season. The next competition for the coed team is the Aaron Szambecki Team Race at Old Dominion University.

The Cardinal begin their spring break training trip in two weeks, with three events on the east coast and one in Santa Barbara surrounding a week of practice at the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Navy Spring Women's 2008
March 8-9, 2008

1. St. Mary's of MD 76
2. Yale 91
3. Stanford 106
4. Georgetown 133
5. Charleston 138
6. Univ Rhode Island 163
7. Brown 166
8. Connecticut College 170
9. Old Dominion 174
10. Hobart/Wm Smith 174
11. Boston University 188
12. Harvard 194
13. South Florida 233
14. Fordham 259
15. Eckerd 260
16. Northwestern 313
17. Navy 360
18. Queen's 393
19. Maryland 396

2008 St. Mary's Team Race
St. Mary's College of Maryland
March 8-9, 2008

1. St. Mary's 20-1
2. Boston College 18-3
3. Georgetown 12-9
4. Stanford 11-10
5. U Penn 9-9
6. (Tie) 7-11
9. MIT 4-14
10. Conn College 0-18



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