Young Colonials Lead GW Sailing to Seventh at ODU Spring Open
McNomee and Dickey Lead Way with Pair of Top 5 Race Finishes
March 3, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The George Washington sailing team placed seventh out of 17 teams at Old Dominion's Spring Open on Sunday.
The Colonials amassed 205 points over 12 races in chilly conditions with moderate winds at their second event of the spring season. Navy won the event with 78 points, followed by Penn (83 points), St. Mary's College (99), Christopher Newport (102), ODU (136) and Columbia (165) ahead of GW.
Freshman skipper Jay Spector and junior crew Kaitlin Denney, who was competing in her first varsity regatta after studying abroad last fall, finished 10th place in A Division with 115 points. The duo posted five top 10 finishes, highlighted by sixth-place showings in Races 8 and 11.
The trio of freshman skipper Hannah McNomee and rookie Henry Young and senior Sloan Dickey at crew totaled 90 points and placed eighth in the B Division. McNomee and Young, who teamed in the opening eight races, peaked at second in Race 7, while McNomee and Dickey placed fourth and fifth in Races 9 and 12, respectively.
"Overall, a solid and successful weekend, and a fairly promising indication for the future," said head coach John Pearce. "We weren't quite fast enough to break into the top 5 in most races, so it was hard for us to move up. Everybody put in a good effort. They're learning a lot about how to be more successful in competition as well as being successful in practice."
GW returns to Newport News, Va., next weekend March 9 and 10 for Christopher Newport's CJ's Regatta.
Sailing in 12th After Day One of Coed National Finals
The GW sailing team completed its first day in the Gill Coed National Finals on Thursday and put itself in position for a strong finish on Friday by placing ...
Sailing Advances to Coed National Finals
For the second straight day the GW sailing team had a strong performance on the water to take second place in the Eastern Semifinal at the Gill Coed...
Sailing Starts Strong at Coed Nationals
On the first day of competition at the Gill Coed Nationals, the GW sailing team used a torrid start on a difficult day of racing to sit in third place in the...
Sailing To Vie for Coed National Championship
The Gill Coed National Semifinals of Sailing commence on Tuesday morning at 9am in Charleston, SC with the GW sailing fleet having advanced to the national...
Sailing Qualifies For ICSA Coed Nationals
The George Washington sailing team took fifth place at the MAISA Coed Championship for the America Trophy this weekend to secure a berth in coed nationals...
Sailing Finishes Third at MAISA Women’s Championship
The George Washington sailing team finished third at the MAISA Women’s Championship on Sunday to qualify for the ICSA National Championship which will ...
Sailing in Fifth After Day One at Women's Nationals
Despite stormy conditions that allowed for just eight races to be completed, the GW sailing team fought its way into fifth place among an 18-team field in...
Sailing Qualifies for Women's National Championship Finals
For the third consecutive season, the GW sailing team has qualified for the Sperry Women’s National Championship Finals after placing seventh in the...