Isabel Ruane led the Crimson at the Truxan Umsted Trophy over the weekend (photo courtesy Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard coed sailing team took 12th in the Truxan Umsted at Navy, one of two regattas the Crimson competed over the weekend, while the women's team finished 16th in the St. Mary's Trophy.
Junior Isabel Ruane and sophomore Michael Drumm led Harvard at the 66th Truxan Umsted Trophy. The Crimson sailors took fifth in group B with 96 points. The duo's top outing was a third-place finish in the fourth race, one of their five top-five showings at the regatta.
Freshman Marek Zaleski also had a pair of top-five finishes, including taking second place in the fourth race, and took eighth in the C division with 109 points. Sophomore Gram Slattery and freshmen Andrew Mollerus and Sydney Karnovsky competed in division A, totaling 145 points for 15th place. Junior Luke O'Connor represented the Crimson in group D and summed 166 points for 16th. Harvard amassed 516 points in windy conditions to end the competition in 12th place.
At the 24th Women's Interconference Regatta at St. Mary's, the women combined for 284 points and 16th place. Junior Morgan Russom and sophomore Emma Smith paired up in division A. Together they tallied 140 points, with a third-place finish in the ninth race, for 14th place in the group.
In division B, junior Caitlin Watson teamed up with freshman Kristina Jakobson to go 1-4, 10-13 at the regatta. Sophomore Asleigh Inglis and freshman Sophie Bermudez turned in a 5-9 mark. The sailors totaled 144 points and also finished in 14th place.
The Crimson returns to action on March 23-24 as it vies for the 73rd Owen, Mosbacher and Knapp Trophies at Navy.