Oct. 19, 2001
Cardinal's Porter/Gray team wins A-Division at Yale Women's Championships, Stanford women finish third overall.
New Haven, CONNECTICUT---The Stanford women sailors continue to dominate at the big East Coast regattas. After warming up with a 5th overall finish at last weekend's windy Navy Fall Women's (6th in A, 6th in B, 7th in C Divisions), the Stanford women traveled back east this weekend on October 13 and 14 to challenge the east coasters at the Yale Women's Intersectional Championship.
Jen Porter '04 and Jessica Gray '05 dominated A Division to take top honors of the 20 schools participating. With four first place finishes out of eleven races, Porter/Gray earned an unusually large 17-point cushion over second place Hobart/William Smith, and 18 points over St. Mary's College of Maryland. Managing 5 top five finishes out of eleven races, B-Division team Ashley Frush '04 and Jenais Zarlin '04 earned 7th place in the tightly contested B-Division. As a team of sophomores, Stanford Sailing looks forward to a great future with these talented women, "Finishing 5th and 3rd overall at these two major intersectionals should move our women up to the top 10 of the national rankings," commented coach Jay Kehoe.
Stanford Sailing earns 7th at Navy Fall Championships, twenty top schools battle in varied conditions.
Annapolis, MARYLAND--- While the top women's skippers battled for a space on the podium at Yale, the top four men's skippers and crews battled in light and lumpy air on Saturday, October 13 and windier conditions on Sunday, October 14 at the heavily secured US Naval Academy in Maryland. Twenty college teams competed and twenty races were held in each division.
Sailing in A-Division, Ted Conrads '03 and crew Amy Halvorsen '05 had a tough day Saturday, finishing the day in 12th of the 20 schools participating. Conrads/Halvorsen pulled it out on Sunday, with a series of top-8 finishes, to pull them up to 9th of 20 in the 20 race series. Competing in B-Division, Peter Deming '04 and Lauren Gross '05 had an amazingly consistent series, earning them a steady place of 4th in the B-Division standings. Kara Sweeney '03 swapped in as crew and sailed most of Sunday's B-Div races with Deming.
Single-handed C-Division guru Dave Kenny '03 battled with the other 20 C-Div sailors, although he only dropped out of the top 10 once, his performance was not good enough to get him higher than 5th overall in the final C-Division standings. In single-handed D-Division, Dave Phillips '04 made a cameo appearance as a Laser Sailor. After Saturday's light air, Phillips dominated D-division 1st, but Sunday's windy cold front brought out the best in some of his competitors and Phillips dropped to 8th in the final standings.
The team is pleased with their performance over the weekend, although slightly disappointed that they dropped from 3rd overall after Saturday's races to 7th overall after Sunday.