Sailing Placed Fourth At The APS National Team Race Championship
June 2, 2014
St. Mary's City, Md. -
The Boston College sailing team placed fourth overall at the APS National Championship Team Race and the Walter C. Wood Trophy today in Maryland hosted by St. Mary's. Yale went 22-3 in the competition to win the event, while St. Mary's went 18-7 for second place and Stanford was third at 17-8. BC was 15-10 in the competition.
It marks the second time BC has placed fourth in the last three seasons. The Eagles placed 10th in 2013 and took fourth place in 2012. It is also the sixth time in the last seven years BC has made the "Final Four".
BC was one of 16 teams to qualify for the championship. After day one of racing, Boston College was in fourth place with a 9-3 record. Yale was first at 12-1, while St. Mary's stood at second place with an 11-2 record followed by US Naval Academy in third with a 10-2 record.
After Day 2 of action, Boston College was in fifth place with a 13-6 record. In the final day of sailing, the Eagles made things interesting as they were tied for second with three races left. In the final three races, Boston College fell to Yale, St. Mary's and Stanford to fall into fourth place overall.
Earlier in the week the women's sailing team placed 10th overall in the Sperry Top-Sider Women's National hosted by Navy in Annapolis, Maryland. Sophomore Erika Reinke, sophomore Kaitlin Driscoll and junior Elizabeth Barnard placed eighth in the A Division. The B Division team of senior Carolyn Naughton, freshman Allyson Donahue, sophomore Katherine Downey, freshman Allison Ferraris and senior Caroline Drury placed 12th in the B Division.
On Tuesday morning, the BC coed sailing team will hit the water in hopes of improving on last year's fifth place finish.