#6 Women Swim Past Colby
Waterville, Maine – MIT's women's swimming and diving team dropped first place points in only two of the 16 events on Saturday en route to a 199-92 rout of Colby College. The Engineers stayed perfect on the season after being ranked sixth in the country this week by CollegeSwimming.com's College Swimming Coach's Association of America (CSCAA) Division III Poll.
A tandem of freshman started the meet off with a victory in the 400 yard medley relay for MIT. Katelyn Rossick, Morganne Klein, Christy Rogers and Joanna Yeh combined to win the race in 4:06.01. Another first year, Alexandra Hall, followed that event up with a 10:51.40 showing to win the 1000 yard freestyle before Colby pulled back with first and second place finishes in the 200 yard free.
Rogers got the Engineers back on track with a fin in the 50 yard backstroke, in 27.92, and freshman Calley Murphy took the 50 yard breaststroke in 31.77 before Yeh won the 200 yard fly in 2:11.78. Rogers would pick up her third event win later in the race when she won the 200 yard backstroke in 2:09.88.
Klein would get a second event win in the 200 yard breaststroke, in a time of 2:31.57.
Murphy picked up another event win in the 50 yard fly, in a time of 27.41, and Rossick won the 400 yard IM in 4:42.68.
It took until event 13 for another classman to win a race for the Engineers, and it came when sophomore Elina Hu won the 50 yard freestyle in 25.32.
Senior Katie Creasey teamed with Hu, Murphy, and Yeh to win the final event of the day, the 400 yard freestyle relay, in a time of 3:41.59.
Senior Dian LaScala-Gruenewald won the 1 meter diving competition for MIT, with a score of 186.90. Beth Stavely won the 3 meter competition with a 215.40 score, with LaScala-Gruenewald taking second place
Tech will not have much time to savor the victory, as they are right back at the Zesiger Pool on Sunday. MIT will host a tri-meet with Coast Guard and Springfield starting at 1 PM, which is available for webcasting at http://www.b2livetv.com/partner_members.asp?id=246 .