The Hobart and William Smith sailing and rowing teams have advanced to national championship events. William Smith rowing is competing in the NCAA Division III National Championship, Heron sailors have advanced to the ICSA National Championships, Hobart rowing will compete in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship, and HWS sailors will vie for the ICSA Dinghy National Championship.
The Heron sailing team secured a spot in the College Sailing/Sperry Women’s National Championship after placing eighth in the national semifinals in San Diego on May 24 and 25. The championship races began on May 26 and the Gerald C. Miller trophy will be presented to the national champion on May 27.
On Thursday, sailors Bailey Carter ‘19, Sarah Warren ’18 and Erin Condon ’17 represented the Herons in the A Division, earning 106 points to finish ninth. Heron sailors Christine Maloney ’17, Lindsey Kloc ’19 and Kate Homet ’19 earned 86 points and finished seventh in the B Division, placing the Herons in eighth place overall and securing a spot in the championship. This is the 15th return since 1999 to the national championship for the Herons.
Meanwhile at Sacramento State Aquatic Center on Lake Natoma, the William Smith rowers will take to the water led by coxswain Susan Tuvell ’16. Other members of the Herons 1V are Karoline Loretan ’17, Laurie VanBenschoten ’17, Elizabeth Houston ’18, Elizabeth Warren ’18, Kylie Wyskochil ’18, Grace Hutton ’16, Margaret Cameron ’17 and Nicole Guardino ’18. On Friday morning, the first varsity eight raced against Ithaca College, Williams College and Wesleyan University. The second varsity eight for the Herons is led by coxswain Hannah Glenshaw ’16 along with teammates Paige Usiak ’19, Madelaine Hamilton ’19, Madeline Cook ’19, Elizabeth Lewis ’19, Megan Miskovsky ’16, Jules Picuri ’19, Katie Frohman ’19 and Lauren Pomerantz ’16, who raced against rowers representing Bates College and Williams College. The Herons will be back on the water later today, May 27. This is William Smith’s seventh team appearance in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship.
Hobart and William Smith sailing will compete in the Coed Dinghy National Semifinals and Championship on May 31 – June 3.
Hobart rowing will compete in The Intercollegiate Rowing Association National Championship regatta on June 3 – 5 on Mercer Lake near Princeton University.