No. 7 Women's Swim & Dive Topples No. 21 Bowdoin and WPI in Double Dual

No. 7 Women's Swim & Dive Topples No. 21 Bowdoin and WPI in Double Dual



No. 7 MIT 181, No. 21 Bowdoin College 118
No. 7 MIT 222 WPI 78

Records: No. 7 MIT (3-1); Bowdoin (2-0); WPI (5-3) 

Location: Brunswick, Maine (Leroy Greason Pool)

The Lead: Led by four overall first place finishes by freshmen Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.) and Lara Ketonen (Helsinki, Finland), the No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated No. 21 Bowdoin College, 181-11-8, and WPI, 222-78, in a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon in Maine. 


- Rosado began her day with a first-place finish with the 200-medley relay team as freshman Shannon Hagmaier (Longwood, Fla.)Jennifer Yu (Pearland, Texas) and junior Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.) touched the wall in a time of 1:51.68. Then in the final event of the meet, the 400-free relay, Rosdado, Hagmaier and Staszel were joined by Ketonenas they touched the wall first in 3:35.55. Midway through the meet, Rosado claimed the individual titles in both the 100-back in 58.82 and the 200-back 2:05.04.

- In her individual events, Ketonen touched the wall first in the 50-free in 24.52 and the 100-free in 53.47. Haigmaier and freshman Julia Gonik (Irvine, Calif.) were the other two Engineers to win individual events today as Haigmaier was victorious in the 100-breast in 1:09.34, while Gonik won the 200-breast in 2:30.03.

- The Engineers swept the top three positions in the 100-breast and the 100-free as well as the top-two spots in the 100-back. Behind Hagmaier in the 100-breast was freshman Sydney Vleck (Scarsdale, N.Y.) in 1:09.87 and Gonik in 1:10.25. Behind Ketonen in the 100-free was Hagmaier in 54.66 and freshman Jasmin Bouzarouata (Astoria, N.Y.) in 55.18 and behind Rosado in the 100-back was Yu in 59.12. 

- In the diving well, MIT had divers finish first, second and third on both boards highlighted by a two-board sweep by sophomore Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii). Wen posted NCAA Division III Northeast-North diving regional scores on both board as she notched 261.29 points on the 1-meter board and 295.88 points on the 3-meter board. 

- Senior Morgan Matranga (Moraga, Calif.) took second on the 1-meter board (246.75) and third on the 3-meter board (259.20), while classmate Dolly Payne (Los Alamitos, Calif.) finished second on the 3-meter board (261.15) and third on the 1-meter board (246.22). 


- MIT has two weeks off before it hosts its annual Winter Invitational from November 30 through December 2. The Engineers will welcome Bowdoin, Keene State, RPI, Simmons, Tufts, Wheaton and Wellesley. The events on Friday, November 30 include the 800 free relay and the 1650 free and are scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.


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