Jan. 28, 2006
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving split its annual tri-meet against NESCAC rivals, Amherst College and Connecticut College. While the Engineers topped Conn. College, 166-122, they were defeated by national power Amherst, 173-116, to complete the dual slate with a 9-2 record.
Doria Holbrook swept the diving events for MIT. Although she failed to match her record-breaking performance from last week, two more NCAA qualifying marks ensures Holbrook's place at the national championships in March.
Holbrook authored Tech's only Gold medal performances as the Lady Jeffs dominated with a tremendous display of talent and depth.
Kate Thornton delivered a strong swim in the 1000 free, but her final mark of 10:42.12 managed only a third-place finish. Amherst's Julie Kim won the event in 10:39.11. Thornton just missed on another win in the 100 breast, falling by .08 to finish second with a time of 1:10.38.
Rookie Kristen Felch had a solid race in the 200 fly; but again endured a narrow defeat as her final split of 2:11.58, was less than two-tenths off the winning mark.