January 12, 2013

Engineers Down Coast Guard, 164-75

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - After falling to Williams College the day before, the MIT women's swimming and diving team defeated Coast Guard, 164-75, on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers won 11 of the 13 events, taking first and second place in seven of them.

In the first event of the meet, the one meter diving, senior Elise Stave (Chapel Hill, N.C.) finished second with a score of 236.38, while freshman Grace Connors (Bronxville, N.Y.) and junior Jessica Wass (Bismarck, N.D.) finished nine points apart in third and fourth place respectively. In the 200 yard medley relay, the A relay touched first in 1:53.02 and the B relay came second with a time of 1:53.58, finishing a full three seconds before Coast Guard's A relay.

Junior Sarah Weiss (Edina, Minn.) came into the wall first in the 1000 yard freestyle, touching in 11:09.41, and was followed by freshman Sarah Wilson (Westerville, Ohio) in second place with a time of 11:17.70. The Engineers took first and second place in the 200 yard freestyle, with sophomore Jane He (Yardley, Pa.) winning in 2:03.18 and classmate Georgia Van de Zande (Raleigh, N.C) finishing second in 2:05.83.

In the 100 yard butterfly, senior Anna Kokensparger (Omaha, Neb.) finished first with a time of 58.80, touching almost three seconds ahead of the next swimmer. Freshmen Kristen Finney (Lake Orion, Mich.) and Sydney Hodges (Richmond, Texas) had strong showings in the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing first and second with a 1:10.66 and a 1:12.44. The Cardinal and Gray ended the day strongly when they took the first two spots in the 400 yard freestyle relay, the A relay finishing in 3:43.10 and the B relay touching in 3:48.37.

MIT will return to action when it hosts Tufts University on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 1:00 p.m.