November 19, 2009

Women's Swimming and Diving Wins over Wellesley

WELLESLEY, Mass. - The visting MIT swimming and diving team used 14 first-place finishes to defeat Wellesley in dual meet action on Wednesday evening at Chandler Pool. The Engineers grabbed a 218-81 victory over the Blue.???

MIT was led by freshmen Anna Kokensparger, Lauren Lo and Elina Hu, and senior Kristie D'Ambrosio, who each racked up 18 points for the Engineers. Kokensparger broke a 21-year-old MIT team record in the 200-fly (2:06.65), lowering the previous best (2:07.00) set by Yvonne Grierson in 1988. Kokensparger also won the 100-fly (57.28), while Lo picked up individual wins in the 100-breast (1:10.33) and the 200-breast (2:33.58). Hu placed first in both the 100-back (1:02.98) and the 100-free (55.36), while D'Ambrosio won both the 1-meter (246.55) and the 3-meter (270.85) diving events.

Also for the Engineers, junior Carrie DeBoer won the 1000-free (11:17.83), sophomore Qing Li picked up her first intercollegiate win in the 200-back (2:19.82) and senior Ariadne Smith placed first in the 400 IM (4:59.97). Rounding out the top finishers for MIT, sophomore Sydney Giblin won the 200 free (2:00.54) while also placing second in the 100-free (55.47).

MIT won both relay events with the team of Kokensparger, Nicole Wang, Lo and Amy Jacobi taking the 200-free relay (1:40.15) and the team of Hu, Lo, Jacobi and Kokensparger winning the 200-medley relay (1:52.48).

For Wellesley, fifth-year senior Savanna Johnson won the 50-free in a time of 24.95 while junior Dana Dutton took first place in the 500-free in 5:27.07.

MIT hits the road again on Saturday at 1:00pm when the Engineers travel to Bowdoin to compete in a tri-meet with the Polar Bears and NEWMAC-rival Babson. Wellesley is back in action on Friday, traveling to Simmons for a 7:00pm dual meet.