Bowdoin Sailing Finishes 13th in First Trip to Women's Nationals

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Bowdoin College women's sailing team had an excellent showing in its first-ever appearance at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association's Sperry Top-Sider Women's national championship last weekend, earning 13th place overall.

In a field that included 18 squads, Bowdoin was spurred on by a ninth-place performance in the A-Division by first-year Mary Paz and sophomore Erin Mullins, who finished as high a second in one of the 17 races they competed in, while capturing a trio of third-place showings.

The B-Division featured sophomores Courtney Koos, Olivia Diserio and Frances Jiminez along with junior Kaylee Schwitzer. The highlight for the Polar Bears in the 17-race slate in that division was a first-place finish by Koos and Diserio in the seventh run.

The Polar Bears will continue action at the ICSA Championships beginning Monday as they race in the Gill Coed Championship at St. Mary's College. The first two days of racing will be a semi-final regatta, which will include 36 of the top teams in the country. The top nine teams in each semi-final round will advance to the finals round, an 18-boat regatta on the last two days of the championship, June 5-6. This will determine the podium spots and name the National Champion.

For updated results, visit the championship home page.