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HWS sailing finishes second

The Hobart and William Smith sailing team finished second in the MAISA Team Race Challenge in Ithaca, N.Y., over the weekend. William Smith sailors took third out of 18 teams in the St. Mary’s Women’s Regatta in St. Mary’s Md., and HWS sailors earned a seventh place finish out of 19 teams in the Truxtun Umsted in Annapolis, Md.

At the MAISA Team Race Challenge, HWS picked up four wins and just one loss in both the first and second rounds of racing. In Round 3, HWS posted a 3-2 record for an 11-4 overall mark to place second out of six teams. Junior Patrick Kana, sophomore Tim Zacher, senior Louis Padnos, and sophomore Potter Hodgson competed as the skippers. First-year Camille Conover, first-year Brooke Lyon, and first-year John Darby made up the HWS crew.

At the St. Mary’s Women’s Regatta, senior Caroline Patten and first-year Jane Rew took sixth in the A Division. They earned six top five finishes. First-year Arielle deLisser and senior Holly Huffine placed fifth in the B Division, earning seven top five finishes.

In Annapolis, Md., at the Truxtun Umsted, senior David Thompson, senior Hannah Littell, and sophomore Catherine Pelo competed in the A Division and claimed sixth place. In the B Division, junior Austen Anderson, junior Chris Klevan, and sophomore Bridget Nannig took ninth, and in the C Division senior Sam Padnos finished 15th. Junior Sam Blouin recorded a second place finish in the D Division. He finished in the top five in 12 out of his 17 races.

The HWS sailing team will be back on the water this weekend. On March 26-27, sailors will compete in the Admiral Moore Team Race in Throggs Neck, N.Y., the Boston Dinghy Cup in Boston, Mass., and the Arrigan Memorial in Washington, D.C.