Jarocki, Itzkowitz Land on the Podium at the NCAA Northeast Regional

Jarocki, Itzkowitz Land on the Podium at the NCAA Northeast Regional

The sabre fencers finished first and third in the division (Gil Talbot).

NEW YORK – Fencing for the opportunity to compete at the NCAA Championships, sophomore Adrienne Jarocki earned a gold medal in the sabre division to lead all fencers for the No. 4 Crimson. Co-captain Aliya Itzkowitz, meanwhile, finished third in the sabre division.

Jarocki, looking to repeat as national champion, went 9-2 in the final round to claim top honors with a division-best plus-26 touch differential. Itzkowitz ended as one of two sabre fencers with an 8-3 mark, ending with a plus-9 indicator.

The Crimson placed four fencers in the top-10 at the regional, with freshman MacKenzie Lawrence finishing fourth after recording a 7-4 record in the final round robin grouping. Liana Yamin (6th), Hali Nelson (7th), and Hellary Zhang (10th) also wound up in the top-10.

Wielding the epee, Emma Väggö finished seventh to lead the Crimson, tallying six victories with a plus-4 indicator.

The fencers that qualify for the NCAA Championships will be announced on Tuesday, March 10, with chosen student-athletes fencing on March 19-22. The Crimson finished fifth at the NCAA final event a year ago.