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News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. – St. Mary’s College of Maryland sailing had a strong weekend performance in the St. Mary’s Women’s Interconference and at the Graham Hall Team Race on Saturday (Mar. 16) and Sunday (Mar. 17). The Seahawks finished seventh in the Graham Hall Team Race and 14th in the St. Mary’s Women’s Interconference.

Saturday turned out to be the first windy race day of the season and the Seahawks coed team performed well in the breeze at Navy. St. Mary’s College started with skippersLiam McCarthy,Lewis CooperandJosh Paper, and crewsLydia McPherson-ShambargerandKatherine Bjerregaard. In addition,Leo Boucheralso skippered on Saturday. The Seahawks earned wins against top ranked teams including Yale (#1), Georgetown (#2) and Roger Williams (#6). Sunday was much lighter, but the Seahawks finished off the weekend with some important league wins. The seventh place finish at Navy puts the Seahawks in good position to qualify for the conference championship.

Photo by: Tom Brewer

The women’s team sailed at home this weekend, and the conditions were much more unpredictable on the water.Ellie Ungar,Dyson Lord, andGenna Viggianosailed in the A division andKatherine BennettandSophia Taczaksailed in the B division.

The Seahawks will be back in action this Saturday (Mar. 23) and Sunday (Mar. 24) when they compete in the Szambecki Team Race, Seahawk Women’s Team Race Invite, and MAISA / SAISA Fleet Race.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...