GW Sailing's Incoming Recruits Shine at High School Nationals
Quartet of Future Colonials Compete for Mallory Trophy in San Diego
May 13, 2014
A group of GW sailing's incoming freshmen for the 2014-15 season finished their scholastic careers in style at the Mallory Trophy - the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) National Championship Regatta - in San Diego this past weekend.
Newcomers Roger Dorr and Miranda Bakos were the top-finishing A Division team which helped their St. George's High School Dragons from Middletown, Rhode Island to a runner-up showing at the nation's premier high school sailing regatta.
Dorr, the Dragons' A Division skipper, and Bakos, crew for 10 of the event's 11 races, totaled 61 points, the lowest in the division and second-fewest at the event.
"It was such a great experience -- the conditions were all over the place, which really forced us to stay on our toes," said Bakos. "It was great to compete against so many talented sailors."
There were two other future Colonials competing at the Mallory Trophy:
- India Johnstone, one of the few female skippers at the event, helped her Tabor Academy team from Marion, Massachusetts to a 12th place overall finish and 13th-place showing in B Division.
- Kai Friesecke sailed two races as crew and one as skipper (third place) in the B Division for Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Raiders, who finished eighth overall and seventh in the division.
Third-year GW Head Coach John Pearce is encouraged by the solid showings from the newest batch of Colonials. "It was great to see our incoming freshman class perform so well at the High School National Championship. It shows that we are attracting the very best young athletes to our program and that we have some very exciting years ahead of us."
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