ODU Sailors Sweep Three Event Weekend: Riley Cup Recap
Sept. 14, 2008
NORFOLK, Va. -- ODU swept the trio of events entered on the first weekend of the sailing season with a first and second place finish at the Riley Cup, a first, second and fourth place finish at the ODU/BYO Laser Radial and a win of the Laser South #1. The Old Dominion hosted Riley Cup was won by Alan Alkins and Mike Komar with a first place finish in A division and by Bryan Stout, Arielle Darrow and Miles Martschink in B division.
Alkins and Komar took the win in A division, with 23 total points. The pair never finished out of the top four boats and won one race in eight complete. The B division trio for the ODU Blue team took second, with 32 total points. Stout skippered the boat to two seconds and three third place finishes on the weekend to help the ODU Blue team win the regatta with 55 total points.
The ODU Silver team finished second, with 71 total points, narrowly fending off the Georgetown sailors who finished with 72. The points came down to the final B division race of the day, as Zach Kelchner and Ashley Pellerito scored a second place finish while the Hoyas came in third for the difference. Pellerito and Kelchner won the B division with just 18 points in eight races, winning three races and finishing second or third in four more.
The Silver team's A division boat finished sixth with 53 points. Patty O'Bryan and Kaitlyn Paulsen won a race and finished second once on the second day, but also struggled to a pair of 12's. Still, the ODU Silver team managed to hold off Georgetown for second place at the regatta.
Riley Cup - Final Team Results
A division = 8 Races B division = 8 Races
A B TOT 1. ODU Blue 23 32 55 2. ODU Silver 53 18 71 3. Georgetown 36 36 72 4. Navy 48 33 81 5. Washington College 36 50 86 6. Fordham 53 35 88 7. St. Mary' 62 47 109 8. CNU 40 78 118 9. Delaware 58 86 144 10. Salisbury 72 73 145 11. William and Mary 95 60 155 12. Virginia 74 82 156 13. Hampton 88 100 188 14. UMBC 102 114 216