Women Swimmers Tops at MIT Invite

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Three Engineer swimmers broke school records this past weekend, leading the MIT women's swimmers to victory in the annual MIT Invitational swim meet at the Zesiger Pool. Katelyn Rossick, Calley Murphy and Christy Rogers all set new best marks for MIT in individual events and Tech amassed 1045 points to emerge victorious in the seven team field.

Rogers took second place in the 100 yard backstroke (58.66) and Rossick also finished second in the 400 yard IM (4:33.37). Both school records were also good for B Cuts to the NCAA National meet. Murphy set her school record in the 100 breaststroke, in which she finished third in a time of 1:07.05.

The Engineers had managed only second place finishes in the first two events before Anna Kokensparger won the 200 IM, earning a B Cut in 2:06.74. Kokensparger also got herself a B cut in the 100 fly, winning the event in 57.76.

The Engineers medley teams were very effective, with both the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay teams earning B cuts. Rogers, Kokensparger, Morganne Klein, and Elina Hu won the 400 yard medley in 3:54.05, while Calley Murphy took Klein's place in the same team that won the 200 yard medley (1:47.85).

Beth Stavely managed a third place finish on the 3 meter diving board, with a score of 249.30 and took fourth on the 1 meter board (218.15). Elise Stave and Mia Stevens finished right behind her in 1 meter diving competition.

The Harvard Crimson finished second in the meet with 772 points, followed by NYU. Wheaton placed fourth in the event, followed by Tufts University, Bowdoin, and Colby College. Wheaton will be the next site for the Engineer swimmers, who will take the holidays off before swimming at the Lyons on January 6th.