Lady Monarchs Win Finger Lakes Intersectional Regatta

October 05, 2009
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 5, 2009

NORFOLK, Va. - The Old Dominion women's sailing team, ranked No. 1 nationally, finished first at the Finger Lakes Intersectional Regatta. The Lady Monarchs edged out second place Dartmouth by three points in the 12-team field.

The A Division squad, consisting of Stephanie Roble, Ashley Pellerito and Ashley Brusso, ended the day in fourth. The team had nine top-5 finishes in 12 races, including a win in the 10th race.

The B Division team of Katrina Williams and Emily Reich finished second with 35 points. The duo won three races and finished out of the top-5 in only one race.

ODU also claimed fifth at the Tom Curtis Memorial Regatta and earned a seventh place showing at the MAISA Sloop Championships held in Annapolis, Md.

At the Tom Curtis Memorial Regatta, ODU trailed only Georgetown, St. Mary's, American and Navy in a 17-team field. In the A Division, the Monarchs sent out freshmen teammates Zach Runci and Shannon Wilkins. The young duo finished with 77 points in 13 races, winning one and earning seven top-5 finishes.

In the B Division, another freshmen twosome competed for ODU. Dillon Paiva and Kaity Harris ended their 13 races in fourth with 76 points. The pair claimed six top-five finishes for the Monarchs.

At the MAISA Sloop Championships, ODU's Alan Alkins, John Shockey, Wilson Stout and Collin Kirby competed for the Monarchs. ODU won the first race and had five top-five finishes, but ended the championships seventh in a nine-team field.