No. 6 Top Sports Story: Prieto wins national title

12/27/2013 7:00 AM |
COURTESY PHOTO | Southold High School senior Gary Prieto handled rough waters in Newport, R.I., well enough to win a national championship in the Laser Radial Rig.

COURTESY PHOTO | Southold High School senior Gary Prieto handled rough waters in Newport, R.I., well enough to win a national championship in the Laser Radial Rig.

In early November, Southold High School senior Gary Prieto, a member of Old Cove Yacht Club in New Suffolk, sailed his way to a national title at the Interscholastic Sailing Association High School Singlehanded Championship in Newport, R.I.

Prieto won three races and took second in another on the second day to help him finish first in the Laser Radial Rig. He tied Andrew Puopolo of Stuyvesant High School with 48 points but won on a tiebreaker based on his three first-place finishes.

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