ODU's Sailing Team Opens Season up Strong

September 14, 2002
By ODU Athletics

Sept. 14, 2002

The Old Dominion sailing team started the 2002-03 year off strong on Saturday as they lead in both the Riley Cup and the ODU Radial.

The Monarchs have two squads competing in the Riley Cup with the Silver team the overall leaders and the Blue currently 10th. The A division for the Silver team, Ignacio Saralegui (Montevideo, Uruaguay) and sophomore Christabelle Fernandez (Va. Beach, VA), took first while the B division, Andrew Newbold (Hummelstown, PA) and Cara Gibbons-Neff (Annapolis, MD) are 4th. Together the team is in the lead with 74 points. Bill Berg (Longwood, FL) and Amy Bourne (Va. Beach, VA) are seventh in the A division for the Blue team while the B division boat, freshman Ben Pongratz (Newport News, VA) and Megan Bartley (Oak Park, IL), sit in tenth. They have 162 total points and are tenth overall

Five Old Dominion women competed in the Laser Radial regatta with three of them finishing up front. Anna Tunnicliffe (Perrysburg, OH), Corrie Clement (Metarie, LA), and Debbi Capozzi (Bayport, NY) are first through third respectively with the sailor in fourth 32 points behind them. Other ODU competitors include Anna Cobb (Mechanicville, VA) in 12th and Maureen Castruccio (Pleasonton, CA) in 14th.

Both regattas will conclude Sunday at the Old Dominion Sailing Center.

Riley Cup

1. ODU Silver 		        74
2. Washington College	        76
3. St. Mary's College		76
4. Georgetown			82
5. Kings Point			111
6. Maryland			111
7. Navy			        121
8. NY Maritime		        123
9. UMBC			        145
10. ODU Blue			162
11. Salisbury			165
12. Christopher Newport	        189
13 GWU			        202
14. UVA			        212
15. Hampton			215
16. Cornell			230

ODU Radial

1.  Anna Tunnicliffe 		ODU	33
2.  Corrie Clement		ODU	45
3.  Debbi Capozzi		ODU	46
4.  Sara Wilkinson		CofC	78
5.  Jeanne Herman		CofC	83
6.  Eucka Amon		        NYM	97
7.  Emily DuPont		Navy	106
8.  Alana O'Reilly		CofC	120
9.  Lucy Kupersmith		UVA	139
10. Alexa Bestoso		Navy	154
11. Jenny Jewars		St.Mary 163
12. Anna Cobb		        ODU	168
13. Katie Smith		        StMary  169
14. Maureen Castruccio	        ODU	198
15. Patricia Hagun		KP	234
16. Kelsey Newell		KP	234
17. Amy Ironmonger		UVA	245
18. Ashleigh Teitel		NYM	266

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