Horowitz third at single-handed Nationals

College of Charleston senior Zeke Horowitz placed third at the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s single-handed national championship at the Chicago Yacht Club over the weekend.

Horowitz actually finished tied on points for second place, but South Florida’s Christopher Stocke claimed second due to a head-to-head tiebreaker. Horowitz finished first or second in four of the 18 races in the event.

Cougar Corey Hall placed seventh out of 18 sailors in the women’s single-handed nationals. Both the men’s and women’s events were sailed in laser class boats.

The rest of the Cougars were at home on Charleston Harbor last weekend, where they took first, second and third at the SAISA/MAISA intersectional regatta.

The Cougars, who entered three teams in the 15-team field, took first, second and fourth in A Division, while they swept the top three spots in B Division.

The “Cougars 1” team of Grace Lucas, Carly Shevitz, Brooks Clark and Connor Murphy won the regatta. “Cougars 2,” composed of Roy Shaw, Jeffery Aschieris, Amy Kubie, William Sands and Tierney Driscoll, took second. “Cougars,” composed of Melany Johnson, Elizabeth Chambers, Kayla Gibson and Mallory Buechler, finished third.

Charleston will split its team again next weekend, sending sailors to Boston to compete in the Atlantic Coast Dinghy Championship, and to Throggs Neck, N.Y., for the Atlantic Coast Women’s Championship.

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