Women’s Swimming Stays Undefeated by Beating Wheaton

Norton, MA – MIT's women's swimming team continue its unbeaten season on Thursday night by picking up a 205-94 road victory at Wheaton College. The women's team won 12 of the 16 events and took two or three of the top spots in several of them.

As usual, MIT's 200 yard medley 'A' team started off the meet with a victory. Christy Rogers, Calley Murphy, Anna Kokensparger and Elina Hu beat out the Lyon's 'A' squad with a time of 1:49.70.

In event 3, Engineer freshman Sarah Weiss won the 1000 yard free in 11:09.79. Wheaton won two of the next three events, but Rogers took the 100 yard back in 1:01.56 for MIT, Katelyn Rossick won the 200 yard fly in 2:15.53, and Kokensparger sprinted to victory in a 24.08 second 50 yard freestyle.

Kokensparger also won the 100 yard freestyle (53.24), while Rogers and Rossick took first and second, respectively, in the 200 yard backstroke. Alexandra Hall captured the 500 yard freestyle for Tech in 5:16.86, with Weiss grabbing second place points.

MIT took the top three spots in the 100 yard butterfly, with the victory going to freshman Joanna Yeh (1:00.53). The Engineers also grabbed the top three places in the 200 yard IM, led by Kokensparger (2:13.64), Rossick (2:14.94) and junior Allison Alwan (2:23.40).

In diving competition, Beth Stavely and Elise Stave went 1-2 on both the one meter and three meter boards. Stavely, a senior, scored 251.17in 1 meter competition and 264.53 in 3 meter, while the sophomore Stave scored 197.85 and 217.12, respectively.

The women will be back in the pool next Saturday afternoon when they travel to Colby College for a 1 PM meet.