November 20, 2010

Women’s Swimming Gets Past Babson, Bowdoin

Cambridge, Mass. – The MIT women's swimming team delivered two dominating performances, getting by both schools they hosted in a weekend tri-meet. The Engineers won 228-70 over Bowdoin College and 251-44 over Babson College at Zesiger Pool. The women from MIT won sixteen of the meet's events.

Sophomore Anna Kokensparger won the 100 yard butterfly (58.58), 200 yard butterfly (2:08.57) and the 200 yard IM (2:09.09). Kokensparger made NCAA "B" cuts in the 200 IM and 200 Fly. She was also part of an Engineer team that won the 200 yard medley relay in this past weekend's victory over Babson and Bowdoin (1:49.89).

Also on the winning medley relay team were Calley Murphy, Elina Hu, and Christy Rogers. Rogers went on to win the 100 yard backstroke (1:00.05), Murphy was tops in the 100 yard breast (1:08.69) and Hu sprinted to victory in the 50 yard free (24.71) and the 100 yard free, in a time of 54.73.

Katalina Sher was best in the 200 yard freestyle (1:57.60) for the Engineers, Katelyn Rossick took the 200 yard backstroke (2:11.05), Morganne Klein won the 200 yard breast (2:32.72) and Joanna Yeh took the 500 Free in 5:21.12, with two Engineers placing behind her as well.

Yeh, Rogers, Sher and Hu won the 400 yard free style relay in a time of 3:41.13.

Beth Stavely was again superb on the diving boards for MIT. Stavely swept both the 1 meter (247.40) and 3 meter diving (248.25) competitions to pick up big points for the Engineers. Elise Stave and Mia Stevens each had strong showings on the board for MIT.

The Engineers will take Thanksgiving week off before hosting the MIT Invitational December 3rd and 4th.