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Crimson Women Fourth at Inaugural Schuman Trophy

Jumper contributed to four race wins (photo courtesy DSPics.com).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--A fourth-place finish at the inaugural Women's Antonia Schuman Trophy highlighted the  Harvard sailing team's first weekend of competition in the 2009 fall season.

The Crimson coed squad placed ninth at the Harry Anderson Trophy and seventh at Central Series One.

Harvard placed fourth in each division in the Schuman Trophy regatta, hosted by MIT. Sophomores Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper totaled 129 points in 24 A-division races, while senior Liz Powers and sophomore Marie Appel had 105 points in the B division.

The total of 234 points left Harvard 13 points ahead of fifth-place Coast Guard and 14 back of Brown in third. Tufts won the regatta with 215 points, edging Connecticut College by a single point.

Lambert and Jumper placed in the top five of the 12-school field 12 times, finishing third or better eight times and twice winning back-to-back races. Powers and Appel won seven races, including three straight and five in a seven-race span. They added three runner-up finishes and two third-place showings. 

The A-division duo of juniors Alan Palmer and Grace Charles paced Harvard in the Anderson Trophy regatta, hosted by Yale. Racing 12 times in a field of 20 schools, they opened with top-three finishes in three of the first four races, including a win in the fourth. They placed in the top half of the field eight times.

Junior Tedd Himler and senior Michelle Konstadt placed 13th in the B division, finishing second in the opening race and third in the final race. They totaled 122 points, while Palmer and Charles had 113 for a total of 235, 15 back of College of Charleston and seven ahead of MIT. The host Bulldogs won the regatta.

Sixteen teams competed at Central Series One, hosted by Tufts, and Harvard was seventh with 145 points. Junior Colin Santangelo and freshman Sarah McCushee placed fifth in the B division, winning two of the first three races. Sophomore Brendan Kopp and freshman Sam Millham took seventh in the A division. They had three top-three showings, finishing with a win.