INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's women's swimming and diving had both of its relays, the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay, qualifying for the championship final on the second day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Friday. The Engineers are currently in 10th place with 59 points.
Tech's 200 free relay swam in the championship final as the fourth fastest team in the event after swimming a1:33.83 at prelims. Made up of sophomore Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.), freshman Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.), junior Michelle Cunningham (Wayland, Mass.) and senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.), the relay dropped almost two-tenths of a second to finish in sixth place with a time of 1:33.67. MIT left almost a full second gap between it and Claremont Mudd Scipps in seventh.
The next event for the Engineers was the final event of day two, the 400 medley relay. After going a 3:49.07 at the preliminaries, Rogers, sophomores Kristen Finney (Lake Orion, Mich.) and Sarah Osmulski (Rumson, N.J.), and Jedryka squeezed into the championship final in eighth place. Tech ended up taking seventh place with a time of 3:49.59.
This morning, Osmulski improved her time in the 100-yard butterfly from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships by over a second, finishing in 29th with a time of 57.14. Three Engineers finished less than a second apart in the 200-yard freestyle, with senior Joanna Yeh (Frederick, Md.) leading the way with her 26th place finish in 1:53.37. Junior Emmie Ryan (Avon, Ind.) followed in 28th with a time of 1:53.54 and Jedryka took 32nd in 1:54.17.
Day three of the NCAA Championships will begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow with the 200-yard butterfly.