Jan. 25, 2006
NORTON, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving won 9 of 11 individual events en route to a 130-86 victory against NEWMAC rival, Wheaton College, Wednesday night. With the win, the Engineers improved to 8-1 on the season in dual competition.
Junior Kate Thornton, sophomore Doria Holbrook and sophomore Julianna Edwards each snagged two wins, with Edwards tacking on a third first-place effort after sparking the 400 medley relay to an opening win. Thornton followed the relay with a commanding win in the 1000 free before Edwards led a one-two sweep along with fellow sophomore Jackee Nowicke in the 200 free.
After surrendering the 50 free, the Engineers iced the conference victory with seven straight wins. Senior Jen-Jen La'O opened the run with a first-place finish in the 400 IM, while rookie Kristen Felch took the top spot in the 200 fly. Freshman Nicole O'Keeffe finished second in the 400 IM and Annika Larsson earned runner-up accolades in the 200 fly as the Cardinal and Gray powered ahead.
Kate Thornton split 56.09 to the win the 100 free, her second Gold of the day, while Holbrook easily secured first place in both diving events. Edwards nabbed her second individual win during the next event, pacing Jen Chao and La'O to a 1-2-3 finish in the 200 back. Sophomore Sasha Brophy closed out the scoring with a win in the 500 free; a race she led from the start.