January 16, 2011

#6 Women’s Swimming Tops Coast Guard, Springfield

Cambridge, Mass. – MIT scored a 201-99 victory over Springfield College and a 215-85 win over Coast Guard at the Zesiger Pool on Sunday in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tri-meet. MIT swept their weekend of events and remains with an unblemished ledger this season.

Joanna Yeh won four events en route to being named the NEWMAC women's swimmer of the week. The freshman took the 200 yard butterfly in 2:11.43, the 100 yard freestyle in 53.95, and the 100 yard fly in 59.19. She was then part of the MIT team that took first in the 400 yard freestyle relay, in a time of 3:38.61.

 Senior Beth Stavely had a strong showing on the diving boards for Tech, making two NCAA cuts along the way. Stavely won the 1 meter diving competition with a score of 302, then took second place on the three meter board with a score of 284.25.

The MIT 'A' squad of Elina Hu, Katie Creasey, Calley Murphy and Christy Rogers kicked off the meet with a win in the 200 yard medley relay, in a time of 1:50.30.

After dropping first-place points to Springfield College in the 200 yard freestyle, Tech came back and won the next three events. Christy Rogers won the 100 yard backstroke in 59.80 and Calley Murphy won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:08.38 before Yeh took the 200 yard fly. Katelyn Rossick was victorious in the 200 yard backstroke in 2:09.96 and Morganne Klein won the 200 yard breast with a time of 2:27.94.

Rossick, a freshman, won her second individual event in the 200 yard IM, in 2:12.69.

In the final head to head competition, Springfield beat Coast Guard by a score of 184.5 to 115.5.

MIT will honor their seniors next Saturday, January 22nd at their final meet of the season. The Engineers will host Tufts University starting at 1:00 PM.