GW Sailing Posts Runner-Up Finish at CJ's Regatta
Hitchcock and Murphy Win Four Races to Pace Colonials
March 10, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington sailing was edged by host Christopher Newport by a single point and placed second out of eight teams at CJ's Regatta this weekend.
Conditions didn't cooperate on Sunday, so the results following Saturday's 10 races stand as official. The Colonials finished with 46 points, one behind the host Captains. Columbia placed third with 66 points, William & Mary fourth with 85, and Princeton rounded out the top five with 95 points.
The quartet of senior Richard Sant and junior Erin McCormack and sophomores Alex Hitchcock and Meagan Murphy sailed to a first-place finish in A Division with 21 points, one better than CNU. Hitchcock and Murphy propelled the group to the top of the division, winning four races and placing second in two others to conclude Saturday. "Alex and Meagan really helped us close the gap with Christopher Newport," said head coach John Pearce.
In B Division, junior William Broman and sophomore Jennifer Wilson, and freshman Benjamin Helfand and senior Christopher Nolfi, amassed 25 points for second place, two points behind CNU. Broman and Wilson had a first- and second-place showing through the opening four races, while Helfand and Nolfi won three races and placed second in two others over the final six races.
"Overall, it was a very productive and positive regatta, and good experience for this group," said Coach Pearce. "We'll now get ready for spring break in Charleston, S.C., where we'll be sailing the next couple days in some really nice conditions."
GW returns to the Hampton Roads area for the third consecutive weekend for the Christopher Newport Women's Invite and Hampton Pirate Team Race on Saturday and Sunday.