Monday, April 9, 2012

Marchiando/ Friis Team Racing Recap

By Kelly Stannard

This weekend Tufts and MIT hosted the Marchiando / Friis Team Race. The Friis was hosted by Tufts on the Mystic Lake in Medford Mass., while the Marchiando was hosted by MIT and sailed on the Charles River in Cambridge Mass. This combined event has a unique, two-venue format. Boston College emerged victorious at the Friis with a record of 12-2, while the University of Rhode Island won the Marchiando with a 12-3 record. 
Photo by Tufts Coach Ken Legler.

On Saturday, teams arrived at either Tufts or MIT based on the pre-established seedings. Competing at MIT was Roger Williams, Boston College, Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Navy and Michigan. Teams racing at Tufts were Yale, Tufts, Brown, Dartmouth, University of Vermont, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and URI. Each venue held a double round robin and the top four from each event would report to Tufts to compete for the Friis Trophy in Larks, while the bottom three teams of each venue reported to MIT to battle it out for the Marchiando Trophy in Fireflies. 

On Sunday, teams raced against the schools they had not raced on Saturday to establish an overall record. At the Friis, Boston College won with a 12-2 record only loosing races to Yale and Tufts, closely followed by Yale who had an 11-3 record. Yale lost races to leader, Boston College, MIT, and Brown. In third place, was Roger Williams who went 9-5 and rounding out the top four was Brown with an 8-6 record. At the Marchiando URI won the event with a 12-3 record. In second was Boston University with a 9-6 record, who won the tie breaker against Navy. The University of Vermont was fourth with a record of 7-8. 

Congrats to Boston College and the University of URI! Led by head coach Greg Wilkinson, the winning team for Boston College consisted of Alex Cook,Will Bailey, Ryan Mullins, Annie Haeger, Laura McKenna, Patrick Hession, Briana Provancha.

Full results and RP forms can be found on the Google documents for the Friis and the Marchiando.

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