ST. MARYS CITY, Md.The St. Marys College of Maryland sailing team took second place at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) / APS Team Race National Championships that completed on Monday, May 27, following three days of racing (Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27) on Tampa Bay out of the Magnuson Hotel Marina Cove. The 14 teams that started the national championships were in contention for the prestigious Walter C. Wood Trophy.
Following six races in the final four, Yale took the trophy with a record of 18-5 followed by St. Mary's College of Maryland (16-7), Brown (14-9) and Georgetown (14-9). St. Marys College was the only Division III school in the top five in this event. This is St. Marys Colleges second year in a row placing second at the championships.
"The team race championships are nothing short of a grind, said Adam Werblow, St. Marys College head coach. "Only part of our team is here in Florida to represent our school, but the players recognize every time they step in a boat at these championships that they are representing everyone who practices against them every day at home and do so with pride."
St. Marys team members included Jacob La Dow 15 and Ainsley Thomson 13, Fletcher Sims 14 with Mimi Roller 13 and Kelley Merryman 14, Joshua Greenslade 14 and Kayla McComb 13 and John Wallace 14 and Katherine Gluskin 13.
"We capped off our season with a week-long training session with the Naval Academy and they really pushed us to perform under pressure," Werblow continued. "Our dedicated alumni even flew in from around the globe, in some cases, to help us train. It is hard to imagine that we could have reached the podium without them."
Final Results (top eight) wins and losses
1. Yale University, 18-5
2. St. Marys College of Maryland, 16-7
3. Brown University, 14-9
4. Georgetown University, 14-9
5. College of Charleston, 13-7
6. Stanford University, 12-8
7. Roger Williams University, 11-9
8. U.S. Naval Academy, 9-11
For complete results and regatta information visit the regatta website: https://2013nationals.collegesailing.org/.