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Sailing team takes second

William Smith sailors finished in second place at the MAISA Women’s Spring Dinghy Regatta and earned a spot in the finals of the ICA/Sperry Top Sider Women’s National Championship. Hobart and William Smith also claimed fourth of 17 teams at the Admiral’s Cup, and placed second of 18 at the Thompson Trophy this weekend.

The William Smith sailors were ranked sixth in the most recent Sailing World’s College Rankings women’s poll, while HWS was voted ninth on the coed list.

In Annapolis, Md., at the MAISA Women’s Spring Dinghy Regatta, senior Caroline Patten and first-year Jane Rew posted a fourth place finish in the A Division. They placed in the top five in 10 out of their 12 races. In the B Division, senior Kelly Crane and senior Holly Huffine earned a victory. They finished in the top two in their first nine races, posting six wins. They placed in the top five in all but one race.

At the Admiral’s Cup in King’s Point, N.Y., junior Sam Blouin, sophomore Bridget Nannig, junior Chris Klevan, and senior Sam Padnos claimed third place in the A Division. They placed in the top five in five out of their 10 races. In the B Division, junior Austen Anderson, Klevan, first-year Mike Deady, and Nanning teamed up to take first place. They finished in the top five in eight of their races. In the C Division, sophomore Tim Zacher finished 15th.

HWS sailors also competed in New London, Conn., for the Thompson Trophy. In the A Division, senior David Thompson, sophomore Catherine Pelo, and senior Hannah Littell came in second place. They posted top five finishes in 10 out of 13 races. Senior John Babbitt, first-year Brooke Lyon, and Littell competed in the B Division and took seventh place.

HWS will be back in action next weekend, April 30-May 1, at the ICSA National Semifinals in Long Beach, Calif.