Swimming and Diving Doubles-Up Wheaton

Swimming and Diving Doubles-Up Wheaton

Dec. 11, 2004

Complete Results

NORTON, Mass. - MIT swimming and diving showcased its strength in depth as the Engineers defeated Wheaton College on Saturday. The women's team cruised to a 6-0 start after upending the Lyons, 168-119. The men's unit faced its staunchest test of the season, but surged ahead, 153-132.


Heading into final exams, Saturday's tilt offered few highlights. Sophomore Kate Thornton opted to not race the 1000, instead allowing freshman teammate Sasha Brophy to score the victory in the day's longest race. Thornton did win two individual events, taking top honors in the 100 breast and the 500 free. Her finish in the 500 paced a 1-2-3 sweep for the Engineers with Jen DeBoer and Lindsey Sheehan placing second and third, respectively.


Tech also boasted two more individuals with dual wins. Freshman Doria Holbrook stayed on course for the NCAA Championships with easy victories in the one and three-meter diving events, while rookie Julianna Edwards continued her strong start among the Cardinal Red and Silver Gray by winning the 100 and 200 back.


Sophomore Craig Edwards paved the way for the MIT men's team, netting an NCAA "B" cut in the 200 back. Edwards also won the 200 free and anchored the winning 200 free relay. Kalvin Kao also etched his name into the winning log three times, with first-place finishes in the 200 breast, the 200 individual medley, and as a member on the winning 200 medley relay.