Appel teamed up with Powers for a second-straight outstanding weekend (photo courtesy DSPics.com).
NEW LONDON, Conn.-A week after placing second in their division, senior Liz Powers and sophomore Marie Appel did one better at the Women's Stu Nelson Trophy over the weekend, winning the B division and leading the Harvard sailing team to a second-place team finish.
The Crimson women's squad took second of 17 schools at the Stu Nelson, hosted by Connecticut College. Harvard also competed at three coed regattas. The Crimson placed ninth of 18 schools in the Sherman Hoyt Trophy at Brown, 10th of 17 in Central Series Six at Boston College and 11th of 17 in the 132nd Oberg Trophy at MIT.
Powers and Appel registered 69 points in 14 B-division races. They won six of those races, including three of the final four of the weekend, and finished six points ahead of the B-division duo from St. Mary's (Md.). In the A division, sophomores Emily Lambert and Alexandra Jumper had one win and five top-five finishes to place seventh. Harvard's total score of 178 points was 11 off the pace of first-place Dartmouth and five fewer than Hobart and William Smith in third place.
The Crimson coed sailors notched two fifth-place A-division finishes. Junior skipper Alan Palmer worked with seniors Winston Yan and Michelle Konstadt and junior Grace Charles to take fifth in the top division at Brown. They had two runner-up finishes and six top-six showings. At MIT, junior Tedd Himler and sophomore Annie DeAngelo overcame a breakdown in one race to place fifth, thanks to a win and seven top-five finishes in 12 races.