Sailing Monarchs Finish 5th At Co-ed Dinghy National Championships

June 04, 1999
By ODU Athletics
ST.PETERSBURG, FL (June 4) -- The Old Dominion University co-ed dinghy sailing squad finished in fifth place at the ICYRA Co-ed Dinghy National Collegiate Sailing Championships Friday 16 races. Boston University won the event with 104 points, while the Monarchs finished with 148. ODU's A boat of Mark Zagol (Plymouth, MA.) and Heather Pescatelo (Westerly, RI.) finished second with 57 points, just six behind Tufts. The Monarchs B Division boat of Adam Burns (Youngstown, NY.)and Lora Saunders(Richmond, Va.) was eighth with 91 points.

All four Monarch sailors were named first team All-Americans. Zagol, a senior was one of four finalists for National College Sailor of The Year. Mark Ivy of St. Mary's won that award.

This year, the Monarchs finished second nationally in the ICYRA Singlehanded National Championships, 14th in the women's ICYRA Singlehanded National championships, and the Sloop team placed ninth at the ICYRA Sloop National Championships.

St.Petersburg, FL. Hosted by Eckerd College

1.Boston U. 104 2. St. Mary's 123 3. Harvard 128 4. Tufts 134 5. Old Dominion 148 6. So.Cal 150 7. Navy 153 8. Dartmouth 158 9. Coll. Of Charleston 205 10.UC Santa Barbara 247 11.Tulane 268 12. Northwestern 268 13.Washington 270 14.Eckerd 271 15.New Orleans 313 16. Notre Dame 326

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