Looking Ahead: Week 9

Women’s sailing ends its season at the ICSA National Championships and both men’s and women’s track athletes are looking to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the NCAA East Region Preliminaries.

by Lizzy Strapp | 23/05/22 02:00

Monday May 23

The women’s sailing team will compete in the National Intercollegiate Sailing Championship associated with New Orleans at Tulane University. For Eloise Burn ’22, Carlota Hopkins Guerra ’22 and Aisling Sullivan ’22, this will be their last time on the water for their college careers. The Big Green women will have to follow a strong showing from the open team that qualified for the Western semifinals on Thursday and Friday and the finals on Saturday and Sunday. At the end of the weekend, the Big Green finished sixth in the last eighteen teams with an aggregate score of 234.

tuesday 24 may

Women’s sailing will continue to compete in the CAHI Women’s National Championship Semi-Final.

Wednesday May 25

The men’s track will compete in the NCAA East Region Preliminaries in Bloomington, Ind. from Wednesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. At the New England Championships earlier this month, the team finished sixth with multiple individual top-ten finishes. DJ Matusz ’25 and Jason Norris ’24 will be looking to re-break the personal bests they set there – Matusz finished third in the 800 meters with a time of 1:50.86, while Norris came sixth in the 3,000 meters steeplechase with a time of 9:35.02. Another Big Green athlete to watch is Myles Epstein ’23, who took sixth place in the 200-meter sprint at the Princeton Elite Invitational, completing it in 21.79 seconds. In order to reach the outdoor championships in two weeks, Big Green riders will need to place in the top 48 nationally in their individual events.

If they qualify, women’s sailing will contest its first day of racing at the ICSA Women’s National Championship Final.

Thursday May 26

The women’s track and field team will also travel to Bloomington for the NCAA East Region Preliminaries. Events will begin at 10 a.m. Two weeks ago the team had its final tune-up at the Princeton Elite Invitational where many riders finished in the top ten. Julia Fenerty ’23 placed seventh in the 800 meters, Natalie Shapiro ’24 placed fourth in the 5,000 meters with a personal best of 16:49.9 and Madeleine Locher ’25 earned a second place finish in the 10k with a time of 35:06.49. The women’s team will strive to make the same 48-runner cut as the men’s in order to compete in the NCAA Championship.

It’s also the last day of sailing to compete in the CAHI Women’s National Championship.

Friday May 27

The men’s track and field will have its second and final day of competition in the NCAA East Region Preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m.

Saturday May 28

Starting at 10 a.m., the women’s track and field will have their last chance to advance from the NCAA East Region Preliminaries.

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