Georgetown Sailing Places Second at Hobart; Herron Barely Misses ICSA Qualification
Oct. 3, 2006
Washington, D.C. - The Georgetown University sailing team took part in an abbreviated schedule this weekend, having four individuals take part in the MAISA Women's Singlehanded Championships and a squad taking part in the Hobart/William Smith Fall Intersectional.
Junior Blaire Herron (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) barely missed qualifying for the ICSA Women's Singlehanded Nationals, placing sixth at the MAISA Women's Championships. The top-five finishers, led by Kings Point's Allison Davis who won the Faye Bennet Trophy, advanced to the nationals in early November. Herron had 155 points over the weekend's 16 races, only seven points behind a qualification spot. Senior Jessica Stewart (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South) was 10th with 178 points and highlighted her weekend by winning the fifth race on Saturday. Rounding out the Georgetown competitors were sophomore Emily Babbitt (Dartmouth, Mass./Bishop Stang) in 11th with 189 points and freshman Amanda Hassler in 25th with 333.
Georgetown also sailed at the Hobart/William Smith Fall Intersectional this weekend, placing second among the 17 competing schools. Hobart took home the title, followed by the Hoyas and Washington College.
This weekend, the Hoyas continue competition with the MAISA Men's Singlehanded Championship and the Navy Fall Women's Intersectional.