February 4, 2012

Women’s Swimming & Diving Closes Regular Season at Wheaton Invitational

NORTON, Mass. – In the last meet of the regular season the No. 6 MIT women's swimming and diving team came up with nine wins at the Wheaton Invitational today. Junior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) picked up three individual victories to lead the way for the Engineers.

Kokensparger picked up her first two wins early in the day, taking back-to-back events. The first was the 100 Back in which she came home first with a time of 1:01.40. She then turned around and  turned in a 1:09.26 effort to win the 100 Breast. Win No. 3 came later in the meet when she stretched out to a longer distance, capturing the 500 Free in a time of 5:15.19.

A double winner for MIT was sophomore Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) who downed the competition in the 200 Breast with a clocking of 2:29.62. She then came back to take the 200 IM with a winning time of 2:11.14.

Other winners for the Engineers were sophomore Katelyn Rossick (Middletown, Md.) and freshmen Jane He (Yardley, Pa.) and Taylor Pearl (Solon, Ohio). Rossick took the 100 Fly with a time of 1:00.35, while He won the 400 IM in 4:49.13 and Pearl turning in a 2:17.93 in the 200 Back. Senior Qing Li (Shoreham, N.Y.) was solid all day for MIT, taking second in the 200 Back in 2:18.82 and placing in the top-five in the 100 Back and 50 Free time trial.  

Next up for MIT will be the NEWMAC Championships which the Engineers will host beginning on February 17.