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Bulls Finish Eighth at Old Dominion Women’s Intersectional

March 06, 2017
By  USF

NORFOLK, VA., MARCH 6, 2017 – The University of South Florida sailing team finished eighth out of 13 teams over the weekend at the Old Dominion Women’s Intersectional.

The Bulls found themselves in second place at one point during the regatta, but dropped to eighth on the final day.

Yale was the overall winner followed by the College Charleston and St. Mary’s College to round out the top three. Georgetown, Cornell, Navy and Wisconsin were the remaining teams to finish ahead of USF.

Key Stats

·         In the A division, junior Sarah Streater (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and senior Tiffany Nicholson (New Port Richey, Fla.) just missed the podium, finishing third.

·         In the B division, freshman Delaney Brown (West Palm, Fla.) and senior Kayla Burrows (St. Petersburg, Fla.) finished 10th but claimed victory in two of the races. The tandem had never sailed together prior to the regatta.

Quotable

Head sailing coach Allison Jolly on the regatta:

“Conditions were difficult this weekend, as overnight lows were in the upper 20s and daytime highs never exceeded the mid-40s. Coupled with the cold temperatures, the winds were quite brisk, resulting in a few capsizes, but our team battled through managed to stay upright which was very promising.”

Next Up

The Bulls return to Charleston, S.C. for the Charleston Coed Spring Intersectional. Some of the best coed teams in the country will be participating, as the regatta begins on Saturday, March 11.

About USF Sailing

The USF sailing program has reached the national finals in four of the last five years. The Bulls finished in the top 10 during the 2012 and 2013 seasons. The sailing team is based out of St. Petersburg and led by head coach Allison Jolly, a 2016 Florida Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Follow the team on social media (Twitter | Facebook ) and visit GoUSFBulls.com for the most up-to-date information.  

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