HWS wins David Lee Arnoff Regatta


For the third straight year, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges sailing team won the David Lee Arnoff Regatta on Seneca Lake. The Colleges were also in action at the Captain Hurst Bowl. Herons sailors were at the inaugural Women's Showcase Finals. At home in Geneva, HWS claimed the David Lee Arnoff Trophy for the fourth time in five years with a nine point victory over Merchant Marine academy. The Colleges' coed entry won B Division and was second in A with 75 points. Junior Pierre Thibodeau and sophomore Aidan Morgan represented HWS in B Division. They crossed the line in the top 10 in all 13 races, compiling 41 points on the weekend. They won three times. Juniors Kyle Easton and Anna Flaherty sailed in A Division, finishing second with 34 points, three behind Merchant Marine. Easton and Flaherty were in the top five in 12 of the 13 races, winning four times. The William Smith entry finished fifth with 148 points. First-years Claire Siegel-Wilson and Kate Klempen finished fifth in A Division with 72 points. They were in the top 10 in all 13 races. First-years Ella Withington, Tory Mileti, and Blair Reilly and sophomore Bridget Lawless were seventh in B Division with 76 points. Withington served as skipper for races 1-6 while Lawless sailed in races 7-13. Milleti competed as crew in races 1-6 and Reilly sailed in races 7-13. In Hanover, N.H., the Colleges placed third of 17 teams at the Captain Hurst Bowl with 218 points. Juniors Hector Guzman and Maya Weberfinished second in B Division with 51 points, 20 behind Stanford. Guzman and Weber were in the top 10 in all but one race, winning the ninth and 11th races. Seniors Charlie Miller and Lindsey Kloc were sixth in A Division with 83 points. They posted seven top 10 finishes, including three seconds. Junior Michael Munger and sophomore Audrey Morin placed sixth in C Division with 84 points. They won the ninth race. Stanford won the regatta with 188 points. William Smith sailors competed at the Inaugural Women's Showcase Finals in Providence, R.I. The Herons finished fifth of 18 teams with 226 points. Seniors Bailey Carter and Kate Homet and first-year Sarah Smith were third in A Division with 94 points. Carter served as skipper, while Smith competed as crew in races 1-6 and 8-14 and Homet sailed in race seven. Carter and Smith won four races. Junior Kate Cox and sophomore Cailin Gensler were 10th in B Division. They finished second in the fourth and eighth races. HWS will be back in action next weekend, Oct. 20-21, for a pair of regattas. The Colleges will be in St. Mary's City, Md., for the Fall Championship Showcase. William Smith sailors will be on Cayuga Lake at the MAISA Fall Women's Championship.

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