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ODU Sailing Finishes In Top Ten At Arrigan Memorial

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: April 17, 2006
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April 17, 2006

ALEXANDRIA, VA - The Old Dominion Sailors finished in seventh place among the 16 competitors in last weekend's Robert Arrigan Memorial Regatta hosted by Georgetown University. The team accumulated 152 total points after taking ninth place in A division with 88 points, and eighth place in B division with 64 points.

ODU sailing newcomer Michalis Eleftheriou paired with Elyssa Albert in A division to bring home a ninth place finish. While Mark Birkmeier and crew Jenica Ryan competed in B division for the Monarchs to take eighth.

The regatta was composed of 11 races in each division. Courses were gold cups and Windward Leeward twice around with a leeward gate. The wind on Saturday was a shifty, 5-10 mph, west-northwest breeze. Sunday's conditions were not much better as it offered up 2-10 mph breezes out of the northwest. One protest was filed and disallowed at the event.

Final Standings:

A division = 11 Races B division = 11 Races A B TOT

1. St. Mary's 43 44 87 2. Navy 55 44 99 3. U/Penn 48 52 100 4. Georgetown 43 60 103 5. Kings Point 67 44 111 6. Wash. Coll 64 63 127 7. Old Dominion 88 64 152 8. CNU 97 64 161 9. Maryland 82 90 172 10. Virginia 79 112 191 11. Wm. & Mary 110 126 236 12. St. John's 108 134 242 13. American 130 126 256 14. Drexel 161 143 304 15. Virginia Tech 154 157 311 16. GWU 169 175 344

KING'S POINT, NY - Also this weekend, the Monarch Sailors finished 14th at the Admiral's Cup hosted by USMMA at King's Point. A, B and C division scores combined for a total of 580 points allowing ODU to finish in the top 15.

Sailing in A division for the Monarchs were Charles Higgins, with Jennifer Adams and Ryan Kozoriz taking turns at crew. With 204 points, the A division racers took 17th place. David Tunnicliffe paired with Jaclyn Finney and Bryan Otis to place 16th in B division with 226 points. In C division, Bobby Noonan finished in the top 10 with a 10th place finish totaling 150 points.

Each division completed 17 races of modified trapezoids with separate starts and finishes. The winds were light and northerly early on, but became shifty as they slowly but throughout the races. One protest was heard on the water that was disallowed, two protests were heard on land resulting in disqualifications.

Final Standings:

School TOT 1. Hobart WS 300 2. St. Mary's 363 3. Harvard 369 4. King's Point 373 5. CofC 382 6. Yale 388 7. G-town 402 8. Stanford 409 9. Dartmouth 437 10. Tufts 484 11. Navy 497 12. Brown 504 13. Roger Williams 580 14. ODU 580 15. Conn. Col 606 16. Wash. Col 627 17. NY Maritime 683 18. Hampton 733

Next weekend the Lady Monarch Sailors will compete in the MAISA Women's Conference Championships at the New York Maritime College. The top five finishers will qualify for the ICSA Women's National Championships. Regular season sailing for the Monarchs will come to a close in Norfolk on April 29th with the American Trophy hosted by Old Dominion.

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