Women’s Swimming Picks Up Pair of Road Wins

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – After hosing a dual meet on Saturday, the MIT women's swimming and diving squad was at it again on Sunday as it traveled to Springfield College to take on Springfield and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. When things were finished it was another pair of victories for the Engineers, with MIT taking down Springfield, 196-104, and defeating Coast Guard, 233-61.

Like she did on Saturday, junior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) won three individual events to lead the way for MIT. Her first win came in the 200 Free in which she turned in an effort of 1:58.12. She then came up with a time of 2:29.51 in winning the 200 Breast, finishing up her individual effort with a win in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:12.22.

Freshman Emily Ryan (Indianapolis, Ind.) was again strong in the distance freestyle events, taking wins in both the 1,000 and 500 Free races. In the 1,000 she came home in 10:31.06 and then came back later to take the 500 in 5:05.63. The 500 race saw MIT capture the top four spots, with freshmen Georgia Van de Zande (Raleigh, N.C.), Nicole Ozminkowski (Saline, Mich.) and Daphne Sun (East Windsor, N.J.) completing the MIT sweep.

Sophomores Calley Murphy (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)  and Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) also won a pair of events for the Engineers. Rogers took both of the backstroke events, taking the 100 in 59.20 and the 200 in 2:07.37. Murphy came up with a victory in the 100 Breast early in the meet, taking it in a time of 1:08.15. She later took home the win in the 100 Fly, besting the field with her time of 1:01.16.

MIT will be on the road again in its next action as it travels the short distance over to Tufts University for a 1:00 p.m. meet on January 21.