Feb. 20, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Freshman Doria Holbrook swept both diving events in leading MIT to a second-place finish at the NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Championships. Behind the efforts of three-event-winner, Megan Skinner, Springfield College captured the team championship for the fifth consecutive year.
MIT was in third place following Friday's final session, but a strong performance on Saturday lifted the Engineers to the second spot in the team standings. Although Holbrook anchored the meet for MIT with wins on the first and third day, the second finals session belonged to two of Tech's other dynamite rookies. Julianna Edwards was the only swimmer to dip under 60 seconds in the 100 fly with a winning mark of 59.99, while Sasha Brophy also scored a big win, holding off Coast Guard's Joan Hunter in the 200 free in 1:57.20.
After trailing Smith's Shanti Freitas on the one-meter heading into Friday's finals, Holbrook responded with a huge performance and won the event with a score of 418.05. It would be a similar pattern for Tech's rookie diver, who erased an even bigger deficit in the three-meter on Sunday to win with a total of 445.55.
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