Intercollegiate Sailing Places Third at the ICSA Women's National Championship
May 30, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy intercollegiate sailing team placed third at the ICSA / Sperry Top-Sider Women's National Championship this week. Navy was the host of the event, which was held in the Severn River and off Trident Point in the Chesapeake Bay.
Dartmouth won its second straight women's national championship with 185 points and Yale was second with 190 points in a very close battle for first place. Navy took third place with 275 points to just hold off Old Dominion, who had 276 points.
Dartmouth will receive the Gerald C. Miller Trophy for winning the regatta and Yale will receive the New England Women's Trophy. Navy's third-place finish will add the Ann Campbell Trophy to its collection.
Led by Mary Hall and Elizabeth Morrison, Navy placed third among the A Division with 112 points. The Mids' B Division team of Marissa Lihan, Emma Ferris and Megan Hough was seventh with 163 points. Both the A and B Divisions competed in 17 races each.
Navy has now competed in the women's national championship in each of the past four seasons with this year's third-place finish being its best showing during the span. Navy was 13th last season, seventh in 2012 and 13th in 2011.
Navy advanced to the final round by placing fifth out of 14 teams in the Western Bracket Semifinal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Navy totaled 132 points in the semifinal round to finish behind Yale (69), Dartmouth (92), Coast Guard (102) and Charleston (110).
In the semifinal round, Navy had 47 points in B Division and 85 in A Division. Navy had the second lowest total among the B Division.
Navy will continue the championship season by competing at the ICSA Team Race National Championship tomorrow through Monday at St. Mary's City, Maryland. The Mids will then stay in St. Mary's City to compete in the ICSA Coed Dinghy National Championship from Wednesday to Friday.