Blouin & Lawler Finish 4th in A Division
CHARLESTON, SC -- The 15th-ranked Washington College sailing team opened the spring 2010 season this weekend with a fourth place finish at the College of Charleston Spring Intersectional. Nine of the 18 teams competing at the regatta are currently ranked in the top 20 nationally.
Senior skipper Conner Blouin (Tampa, FL/Jesuit) and freshman crew Matt Lawler (Alexandria, VA/Christchurch School) finished fourth in A Division for Washington. Blouin and Lawler finished in the top four in six of the 12 A Division races, winning the second race. Washington was sixth in B Division. Sophomore skipper Mike Whitford (Chicago, IL/Francis W. Parker School) and junior crew Caroline Hill (Tiverton, RI/Bishop Stang, MA) sailed the first 10 races in B Division, finishing in the top four in six of those races. Sophomore skipper Mildred Conroy (Newton, MA/Tabor Academy) and Lawler sailed the final two B Division races.
Fifth-ranked Georgetown won the regatta, while 16th-ranked Salve Regina was second and sixth-ranked Charleston was third. The other nationally-ranked teams competing were 14th-ranked South Florida (fifth), fourth-ranked St. Mary's (seventh), 20th-ranked Rhode Island (ninth), 11th-ranked Navy (10th), and 18th-ranked Old Dominion (11th).
The Washington College sailing team will host the Tom Noble Team Race on the Chester River next weekend.