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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Dartmouth sailing team finds itself in fifth with 147 points after the first day of the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) Sperry Women's National Championship at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

The 36-team field was narrowed to 18 teams yesterday as the top nine finishers from the Eastern Semifinals and Western Semifinals squared off today to decide the winner of the Gerald C. Miller Trophy.

Ivy League foe, Yale leads all competitors with 98 points, followed by Boston College's 111 and the Coast Guard with 140. The Big Green recorded seven top five finishes across both divisions, including three victories in Division B.

Racing got underway around 10 a.m. and the temperatures stayed in the mid 70s with partly sunny skies. The winds started from the southwest around 10-12 knots and built to 15 knots and higher. After a 90-minute break, the winds shifted to the west and stayed in the teens with higher gusts. The current was also strong at around three knots at its peak and good size waves were on the course today.

Dartmouth returns to the water tomorrow at 10 a.m. where the Big Green look to topple its Ancient Eight foe in the final day to decide the winner of the national championship.

Top Nine, Preliminary Results, Finals Day 1
1. Yale University, 98
2. Boston College, 111
3. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 140
4. University of Rhode Island, 142
5. Dartmouth College, 147
6. Brown University, 155
7. Stanford University, 159
8. College of Charleston, 165
9. Georgetown University, 170