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HWS Sailors Qualify for Championship

Three HWS sailors qualified for MAISA conference championship events with their performances over the weekend. Seniors Arielle deLisser and Brooke Lyon earned a spot on the Faye Bennet Trophy, and sophomore Eddie Cox qualified for the Carl Van Duyne Singlehanded Championship.

At the Navy Radial Open in Annapolis, Md., deLisser posted a second place finish. She logged 10 top three finishes in her 18 races, including four victories. Lyon came in fourth place, recording six top three finishes including two wins. Both deLisser and Lyon will compete in the Faye Bennet Tropy, a MAISA Conference Championship event, on Sept. 28-29 in Annapolis, Md., where they will hope to earn a spot in the ICSA Women’s Singlehanded National Championship. That event will be held on Nov. 8-11 in Providence, R.I. Senior Adele Huffine also competed in the Navy Radial Open over the weekend and earned a 12th place finish after a head-to-head tie break with Old Dominion’s Rachel Austin.

At the Laser North in Kings Point, N.Y., Cox sailed to a fifth place finish. He was just two points shy of fourth place and registered five top three finishes including two wins. Cox earned a place for himself in the Carl Van Duyne Singlehanded Championship, the MAISA conference championship race which will be held Oct. 12-13 in Kings Point, N.Y. He will look to qualify for the ICSA Men’s Singlehanded National Championship which will also take place in Providence, R.I., Nov. 8-11. First-year Sean Burke captured 10th place in the Laser North, after winning a head-to-head tiebreaker with Webb Institute’s Isaac Kremers. Sophomore Chris Wilson earned a 13th place finish and classmate Nick LaChance finished 17th.

HWS sailors also competed at the Cornell Fall Open over the weekend, and finished second of 18 teams. The Colleges were just four points shy of first place Cornell. Junior Elliott Morrill and first-years Adam Schaefer and Diana Weston claimed third place in the A Division. They earned seven top three finishes, including four wins. Sophomore William Godfrey and first-years David Roberts and Kristina Weston won the B Division. They finished all 14 races in the top six and earned five victories.

HWS will be back on the water Sept. 21-22, when it competes in the Nevins Trophy in Kings Point, N.Y., and the New York Maritime Open in Throggs Neck, N.Y.