March 8, 2013
NORFOLK, Va. - The 12th ranked Old Dominion University coed sailing team along with the 15th ranked Lady Monarchs return to the water this weekend with a pair of events in Maryland.
The coed squad will head to the St. Mary's Team Race while the women's team goes to the Navy Spring Women's Regatta in Annapolis.
Last weekend at the ODU Open, conditions were cold but favorable for sailing on both days as the Monarchs placed fifth with 136 points in the 19-team event as Navy captured the title with 78 points. In the A-Division race, ODU’s tandem of junior skipper Corina Radtke and senior crew Shannon Wilkins took fourth with 61 points. In the B-Division race, sophomore skipper Jake Spracherand freshman crew Katelyn Talley finished seventh with 75 points.
Down in Charleston, S.C., with warmer winds, the Lady Monarchs took sixth at the Charleston Women’s competition with a score of 370. Host College of Charleston won the event with 235 points. For ODU’s A-Division team, sophomore skipperAndrea Luna and junior crew Alexa Cavalieri placed fifth with 145 points while junior skipper Rachel Austin and freshman crewGrace Mason placed seventh in the B-Division race with 225 points.
In colder sailing temperatures at the Graham Hall Team Race, ODU sailed to a ninth place finish and a record of 13-9 in a loaded field that featured skippers Dillon Paiva, Zachary Runci and Esteban Forrer along with crew members Chloe Constants, Cooper Paiva, Julia Wiesner and Jill Fattibene. No. 2 College of Charleston won the event after posting a record of 20-2 followed by No. 8 St. Mary’s (17-5) and No. 1 Georgetown (17-6).
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