February 24, 2013

Washington College Wins Tom Noble Team Race

Washington Posts Overall Head-to-Head Record of 16-4

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College sailing team opened its spring season by finishing first of six teams in its own Tom Noble Team Race, held yesterday and today on the Chester River.

Washington finished the regatta with a 16-4 overall head-to-head record, jumping out to a big lead by going 10-0 on the first day. 11th-ranked Navy finished 13-7, 16th-ranked New York Maritime 11-9, Virginia 11-9, top-ranked Georgetown 9-11, and Princeton 0-20. Two round robins were completed on each day. 

The pairs of sophomore skipper Ryan Bailey (Toms River, NJ/Toms River South) and senior crew Matt Lawler (Alexandria, VA/Christchurch School), junior skipper Sam Fitzgerald (Fairfield, CT/Greens Farms Academy) and sophomore crew Blair Towers (Goochland, VA/St. Anne's Belfield), senior skipper Sam Bedinger (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher's) and senior crew Maggie Smith (Annapolis, MD/Garrison Forest), freshman skipper Eric Siegel (Kilmarnock, VA/Christchurch School) and freshman crew Siobhan Ryan (Aberdeen, NJ/St. John Vianney), and sophomore skipper Eleanor Conroy (West Dennis, MA/Tabor Academy) and freshman crew Alex Crawford (Annapolis, MD/Severna Park) all saw action during the weekend for Washington. 

The Washington College Team Race was renamed the Tom Noble Team Race in 2007 to honor long-time Washington College sailing supporter Tom Noble. Noble was on hand Sunday to present the trophy to the Washington College team.

The Washington College sailing team returns to action next weekend at the Graham Hall Team Race, hosted by Navy. 

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