ODU Sailors Just Miss Qualifying for MAISA Championship
By ODU Athletics
Sept. 28, 2008
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Four ODU sailors were entered in the Laser South #2 this weekend, finishing 5th, 6th, 10th and 14th. John and Kevin Shockey finished 5th and 6th respectively, just missing the MAISA Singlehanded Championship in October. Junior Kyle Rogachenko qualified earlier this season with a win of the Laser South #1.
John Shockey never finished out of the top seven boats, including a second place effort in the final race of the regatta. In eight complete races, the ODU sailor grabbed one second, two fourths and two fifths. He totaled 40 points, just four points back of the top four qualifying slots.
His twin brother, Kevin Shockey, finished just behind him with 47 total points. He won the second race and finished in the top ten in all eight completed races. He added four top fives in the event.
ODU newcomer Gavin Rudolph also sailed in the event, finishing 10th. He grabbed a fourth place finish in the final race on Sunday, giving him 86 points. Patty O'Bryan finished with 109 points and a 14th place effort to round out the scoring for ODU.
Laser South #2 - Final Results:
1. Navy 1 - Martin Sterling 25 2. Georgetown 1 - Marco Teixidor 33 3. St. Mary's 1 - Michael Menninger 33 4. Navy 2 - Mac Fletcher 36 5. Old Dominion 2 - John Shockey 40 6. Old Dominion 1 - Kevin Shockey 47 7. Georgetown 2 - Scott Furnary 49 8. Navy 3 - Al Ravelo 57 9. St. Mary's 2 - Gordon Lomphere 66 10. Old Dominion 3 - Gavin Rudolph 86 11. Georgetown 3 - Philip Greene 86 12. Navy 4 - Hugo Roller 87 13. Washington College - Guy Tanney 104 14. Old Dominion 4 - Thomas O'Bryan 109 15. George Washington - William Ricketson 110 16. George Washington 2 - Stephen Grigioni 120