WORCESTER, Mass. – On the first day of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming and Diving Championships – hosted by WPI - the sixth-ranked MIT competed in one event and recorded a first-place performance in the 800-yard freestyle relay. With the first-place performance, Tech concludes the first day with a two-point advantage over WPI, which finished the event in second place.
Senior Emmie Ryan (Avon, Ind.), junior Katherine Yu (San Jose, Calif.), sophomore Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and freshman Mary Thielking (Fishers, Ind.) collaborated for a time of 7:32.30. Their time secured an NCAA B Cut and set the meet record. All four swimmers were named to the NEWMAC All-Conference first team.
MIT returns to the pool tomorrow and will compete in the 200-yard freestyle relay, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard IM, 50-yard freestyle, 400-yard medley relay and 3-meter dive. Trials will start at 10:00 a.m., while the finals will commence at 6:00 p.m.