March 22, 2014

Engineers Claim 9th at 2014 NCAA Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MIT's women's swimming and diving team ended the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday evening, wrapping up the meet in ninth place with 123.5 points. Tech scored just 1.5 points more than Chicago, who were 10th.

This morning, sophomore Kristen Finney (Lake Orion, Mich.) came in 23rd place in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.20, improving her time from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships by over a second.

Senior Christy Rogers (Bend, Ore.) and freshman Veronika Jedryka (Arlington Heights, Ill.) competed in the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke, with Rogers coming in 14th with a time of 2:03.16 and Jedryka taking 16th in 2:04.45.

MIT's 400-yard freestyle relay officially closed the 2014 NCAA Championships. Made up of sophomores Lena Yang (East Stroudsburg, Pa.) and Sarah Osmulski (Rumson, N.J.), senior Joanna Yeh (Frederick, Md.) and Rogers, the Engineers came in sixth place with a time of 3:26.32, dropping almost a second off their time from this morning. Tech ended the Championships on a strong note, breaking the MIT record from last season by over a second.