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.