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Big Red is Runner-Up At Combined 9 Regatta

THACA, N.Y. -- The Cornell sailing team took second at Georgetown's Top 9 Regatta this past weekend, finishing ahead of a number of national powers in the process. With 13 races in the books, Cornell finished behind only George Washington (142) with its 166 points. The Big Red easily outdistanced third-place St. Mary's (Md.), who had 226 team points, as well as both Navy (236) and Hobart & William Smith (236). The B division tandem of Daisy Holthus and Pia Corujo took second overall with 78 points, including six finishes in the top two among their final eight starts. Holthus and Corujo had four runner-up and two first-place races after a slow start to finish behind only George Washington. Sebby Turner and Kimberly Wong took fifth in A division in a tightly-packed bunch. The duo won one of the 13 races and finished in the top five in six different starts. Ben Rizika earned a 14th-place finish among the top singlehanded sailors in the northeast, with the top five qualifiers at the Carl Van Duyne MAISA Men's Singles securing a bid to nationals. Along with sailing the Cayuga Lake Invite (won by the Big Red's Clark Uhl and Sally Wilmot), Cornell's coed team finished ninth at the Top 9 Regatta Coed. Ethan Andersen and Ana Schonander took seventh in A division, while Sajan Alagiri and Becca Jordan placed ninth in B division. Cornell will be back on the water for a pair of weekend regattas, with the Navy Women's Showcase in Annapolis, Md. and the Moody Trophy in Kingston, R.I. next up on the docket on Sept. 29-30.

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