Coed Sailors finish 10th at Nationals

June 6, 2004

Cascade Locks, Oregon - At the end of 36 races of the three-day ICSA NorthAmerican Championship, the Cardinal coed sailors finished 10th of the 18teams competing. 'We battled back to 9th place,' explained Head Coach JayKehoe, 'but a late round DSQ [disqualification] in a protest we broughtagainst Yale put us solidly in 10th.'

With over 250 college sailing teams competing in 7 disticts around the USand Canada, Stanford was awarded an At-Large berth to the Nationals whenthey finished a close third to U Hawaii and USC at the Pacific Coastqualifiers. 'Although we don't have as many teams as other areas of thecountry, our teams are exceptionally strong,' commented Coach Jay Kehoe.The Nationals were won by U Hawaii with USC finishing 4th.

Sailing for the Cardinal in A-Division was Brian Haines with crews CarolineYoung and Jen Porter. B-Division was split between two Stanford skipper/crew combinations, Peter Deming and crew Taylor Clark sailed most races,with Emery Wager and Becca Levin sailing two sets (4 of 18 races).

                            A    B  TOT 1. U. of Hawaii           88   93  181 2. Georgetown             92  118  210 3. Hobart William Smith  137   84  221 4. USC                   101  124  225 5. Dartmouth College     138   97  235 6. Harvard               136  116  252 7. St. Mary's College    132  121  253 8. USMMA-Kings Point     128  130  258 9. Yale University       157  165  32210. Stanford              162  174  33611. Tufts University      183  155  33812. Charleston            189  192  38113. TAMUG                 151  243  39414. U. of South Florida   178  216  39415. U. of Washington      225  222  44716. U. of Texas           277  277  55417. U. of Michigan        288  271  55918. U. of Wisconsin       280  289  569

ALL AMERICAN AWARDS:
With over 3000 student-athletes competing in the year-round ICSA schedule,the ICSA All-American Committee bestows All-American Honors on 15 Coed, 15Women's skippers along with 20 crews who distinguish themselves as the bestskippers and crews in the country. This year, two Stanford sailors werehonored: Liz Rountree was named an All-American Women's Skipper for heroutstanding performance this year, including winning B-division at thePCC's and the Women's National Championship. Rountree sails with crewJulie Pitts. Stanford crew Taylor Clark was named an All-American Crew,honored for her outstanding performance crewing primarily for skipper BrianHaines.

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