No. 7 Women's Swim & Dive Sets Five Pool Records in 155-88 Win at Coast Guard

No. 7 Women's Swim & Dive Sets Five Pool Records in 155-88 Win at Coast Guard

THE BASICS:

Score: No. 7 MIT 155, Coast Guard 88

Records: No. 7 MIT (4-1); Coast Guard (5-2) 

Location: New London, Conn. (Roland Pool) 

The Lead: The No. 7 MIT women's swimming and diving team set five pool records and won eight of 13 contested events as the Engineers earned a 155-88 win over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet in Connecticut this afternoon. 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The records fell right from the starts of the meet as first-year Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.) kicked off the 400-medley relay with a pool record 100-back swim of 59.25. She was the lead off swimmer and teamed up with classmate Shannon Hagmaier (Longwood, Fla.), sophomore Hannah Mahaffey (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and first-year Lara Ketonen (Helsinki, Finland) for a first-place finish in 4:03.78.

- Mahaffey and Rosado also registered pool record times in their individual events today as Mahaffey won the 200-fly in 2:08.65, while Rosado won the 200-back in 2:07.50. Mahaffey also found success in the 200-free as she touched the wall first in 1:57.33, although that was not a pool record time. 

- Sophomore Deborah Wen (Honolulu, Hawaii) notched pool records on both boards and won both events to lead the Engineers in the diving well. Wen tallied 279.37 points on the 1-meter board and 311.35 points on the 3-meter board. Not only were her two scores pool records, but they were both well above the NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional qualifying marks. Senior Dolly Payne (Los Alamitos, Calif.) also posted a qualifying mark on the 1-meter board as she finished second with 270.52 points. 

- The Engineers swept the top-3 positions in two different swimming events as Hagmaier won the 50-free in 25.26 and was followed by Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.) in 25.43 and Jennifer Yu (Pearland, Texas) in 25.78. First-year Julia Gonik (Irvine, Calif.) paced MIT in the 200-breast as she clocked a first-place finish in 2:31.17 and was followed by Danielle Fang (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) in 2:36.57 and Sydney Vleck (Scarsdale, N.Y.) in 2:37.29.

- Three other Engineers posted runner-up finishes this afternoon as Addie Chambers (Seattle, Wash.) placed second in the 1000-free in 11:07.40, Ketonen was second in the 100-free in 54.54, Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) was second in the 200-fly in 2:11.71 and Jasmin Bouzarouata (Astoria, N.Y.) was second in the 200-back in 2:16.70.

- Hagmaier, Rosado, Staszel and Ketonen closed the dual meet with Coast Guard with a second-place finish in the 400-free relay in a time of 3:38.13.

UP NEXT:

- MIT returns home for a double dual meet against No. 4 NYU and No. 6 Williams College on Friday, January 18 at 2:00 pm.

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