Gurnell & Vernon Win B Division, Lead WC to 2nd Place at The John Quinn

Gurnell & Vernon Win B Division, Lead WC to 2nd Place at The John Quinn

Washington Also Places Ninth at Kingsmill Cup 

OCEANPORT, N.J. — Freshman skipper Stewart Gurnell (Old Saybrook, Conn./Xavier) and senior crew Andrew Vernon (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) won B Division in dominating fashion to lead the Washington College sailing team to a second-place finish overall among 12 teams at The John Quinn, hosted by Monmouth, this weekend. Washington finished just one-point behind Princeton in the overall team standings. Elsewhere this weekend, Washington College also placed ninth of nine teams at William & Mary's Kingsmill Cup.  

The John Quinn

Washington College Highlights
- Gurnell and Vernon won B Division by a whopping 23 points, winning nine of the division's 12 races. (They placed third, third, and sixth, respectively, in races 5B, 6B, and 7B. 
- Skipper Will Sunkler and crew Ellie Lienert were third in A Division. They finished in the top five in nine of the division's 12 races, including four third-place finishes.

Notes
- Gurnell posted his first-place divisional finish in just his second collegiate regatta. The last Washington College sailor to post a divisional win in just his second collegiate regatta was Matt Lawler '13, who was a crew in Washington's first-place A Division finish at the 2009 Ocean County Fall Open.
- Princeton won A Division (29 points) and was second in B Division (44) for a total of 73 points. Washington finished with 74. Third-place Stony Brook finished with 97.
- Eight races in each division sailed on Saturday. Four more races in each division sailing on Sunday to complete a full rotation.

Kingsmill Cup

Washington College Highlights
- Skipper Gage Mandrell and crew Andrew Tran were eighth in A Division.
- Skipper Jon Kelly and crew Jack Mecca placed ninth in B Division.
- Mandrell, Tran, and Kelly were all making their collegiate sailing debuts.

Notes
- Four races in each division sailed on Saturday. After a lengthy delay due to a lack of wind, Sunday racing was called off a 12:30 p.m. 

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