Women's Swimming Powers Past Coast Guard, 146-90

Women's Swimming Powers Past Coast Guard, 146-90

Nov. 13, 2004


NEW LONDON, Conn. - Led by a quad of dynamite performers, MIT opened the dual part of its slate with a commanding victory over the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Engineers won 11 of 13 events to easily outpacetheir NEWMAC rival.

Freshman Julianna Edwards aimed to steal the show on Saturday, winning the50 free and the 200 back. Dipping into the touch-pad at 2:10.72, Edwards set a new pool record in the 200 back. Edwards also contributed on the 200medley relay, which set the tone for the day with a rousing victory.

Sophomore Kate Thornton, who garnered all of the thunder last season as Tech's heralded rookie, was the only swimmer to win threeindividual events.Typically dominating, Thornton won the 1000 (11:06.07)by nearly 40 seconds, then knocked off teammates Erin Zoller and Jen-Jen La'o in the 200 IM (2:17.35). Thornton capped herafternoon with another monstrous victory, finishing in 2:32.32 to win the 200 breast.

Freshmen Sasha Brophy and Anni Larsson showcased Tech's young muscle by combining forthree individualvictories. Brophy won the 200 (2:00.57)and 500 Free (5:23.67), while Larsson easilytook first in the 200 fly (2:17.77).