Frost Leads Lady Bears to 8th at Navy Women's

Annaplois, Md.--(10/7/12)--A unique event on the women's schedule featuring three divisions instead of the typical two, the Navy Women's Fall Interconference attracts some of the most talented teams in the country to Annapolis each season to compete on the always difficult Severn River.  This year was no different with many of the country's top teams in attendance and an array of conditions throughout the day, which rewarded quick decision making and superior boat handling. 

Due to a less than ideal forecast for Sunday, the race committee made the decision to finish the event in one day instead of the slated two.  48 races were sailed in total on Saturday. 

Freshman Christina Frost was very consistent in all conditions, finishing outside of the top-5 in only four of the sixteen races.  She finished 3rd in C-Division with 72 points and three race wins. 

Lauren Cefali and Jennifer Lane struggled to find their way to the top of the fleet, finishing 14th in A-Division with 178 points.  Despite getting of to a rough start in B-Division, Devon Rohde and Kayla Ellis charged late in the event to get back to 10th with 148 points.

"Christi totally carried the team this weekend, posting a low score that moved the team up the scoreboard," explained head coach Brian Swingly.  "Although there were times when we were sailing well in A- and B-Divisions, we have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks leading into qualifiers."

The team combined for 398 points and 8th place overall, just one point behind Tufts in 7th.  St. Mary's won the event with 256 points.  Yale and Navy rounded out the top-3. 

Next weekend the women's team will head to New Haven for the Yale Women's Interconference Regatta.  The coed team will be back in action at the Captain Hurst Bowl hosted by Dartmouth.

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