MIT Women's Swimming & Diving Defeats Wellesley, 179-62

Junior Christy Rogers
Junior Christy Rogers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT women's swimming and diving had an impressive win over Wellesley, 179-62, at its first home meet of the season on Friday evening, winning 12 of the 13 events. Eight different Engineers claimed wins throughout the night, including junior Mia Stevens (Lakewood, N.Y.), who won both the 1m and the 3m diving. MIT's best showing was in the 50 freestyle, where it swept the top five places, touching out all five Wellesley swimmers. The Engineers are now 2-0 for the season, while the Blue dipped to 2-1.

MIT started the night off right, winning the 200 medley relay in 1:48.07, more than four seconds before Wellesley's A relay. The Engineers' B and C relays finished shortly after, out touching the Blue's B relay. In the next event, the 200 free, freshmen Kate Yu (San Jose, Calif.) and Margaret Guo (San Diego, Calif.) led the way the entire time, touching in first and second place in 1:57.37 and 1:58.64, respectively.

In the 50 freestyle, freshman Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) touched first in 24.19, while classmate Katie Siegel (San Jose, Calif.) finished right after her in 24.31. They were followed by sophomore Michelle Cunningham (Wayland, Mass.) with a 24.92, senior Elina Hu (Oshkosh, Wis.) in 24.95 and junior Christy Rogers (Ben, Ore.) in 25.10.

The Engineers continued to dominate, taking first through third place in the 100 freestyle, first and second in the 100 breaststroke and first through fourth in the 100 backstroke. In that event, Rogers came into the wall first with a time of 58.83 and was followed by sophomores Jane He (Yardley, Pa.) in 59.91 and Eann Tuan (Richardson, Texas) in 1:00.85 and freshman Danielle Garside (Broomfield, Colo.) with a 1:01.31, finishing two seconds before the next person.

MIT wastes no time in returning to the pool, as they will host Bowdoin and Babson tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.