No. 12 Women's Swimming and Diving Defeats WPI & No. 24 Bowdoin in Double Dual

Shannon Hagmaier, who is swimming in this picture, led MIT women's swimming and diving to wins against WPI and Bowdoin today.
Photo by Brian Foley

THE BASICS:

- Scores:

No. 12 MIT 239, WPI 61
No. 12 MIT 185, No. 24 Bowdoin 113

- Records: No. 12 MIT (4-1); WPI (6-5), Bowdoin (1-1)

- Location: Worcester, Mass. (WPI Sports & Recreation Center)

- The Lead: The No. 12 ranked MIT women's swimming and diving teams won 12 of 16 contested events and first-year Edenna Chen (Colorado Springs, Colo.) swam NCAA "B" cut times in the 100 and 200-breast as the Engineers topped host WPI and No. 24 Bowdoin College in a double dual meet in Worcester this afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

- The Engineers got off to a great start as Laura Rosado (New Haven, Conn.), Chen, Olivia McGrath (Chevy Chase, Md.) and Shannon Hagmaier (Longwood, Fla.) won the 200-medely relay in a time of 1:46.09, which currently ranks 5th in Division III. Chen and Hagmaier went on to win multiple individual events in the double dual as Chen notched "B" cut times in the 100-breast (1:03.94) and the 200-breast (2:21.81), while Hagmaier touched the wall first in the 50-free (24.27) and the 100-free (52.54). In addition, Rosado won the 200-back (2:06.37) and placed second in the 200-free (1:57.43).

- Hagmaier and Chen closed the meet just as they started it as they teamed up with Lindsey Bjornstad (Mequon, Wis.) and Lilia Staszel (Brighton, Mich.) to win the 400-medley relay in 3:32.51, which ranks third in Division III this season.

- MIT swept the top four spots in the 200-fly as Hannah Mahaffey (Lawrenceville, Ga.) won the event in a time of 2:08.26 and was followed by Angelina Zhang (New York, N.Y.) in 2:09.08, Shirley Li (Honolulu, Hawaii) in 2:10.03 and Kailey Allen (Tacoma, Wash.) in 2:11.86.

- Zhang also claimed first in the 200-IM in a time of 2:11.18, while Callie Kunz (Woodbury, Minn.) rounded out the list of winners in the swimming portion of the meet as she clocked a time of 5:18.06 in the 500-free.

- In the diving well, Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) swept both boards with a pair of NCAA Division III Northeast-North Diving Regional scores. Zhou posted 277.60 points on the 1-meter board and 305.15 points on the 3-meter board to wrap up the afternoon.

- Mahaffey and Staszel had strong showings in the 100-fly and 50-free, respectively, as they both finished in second place in those events. Mahaffey clocked a time of 58.64, while Staszel registered a time of 24.92.

UP NEXT:

- MIT will host its annual Winter Invitational beginning on Friday, December 6 inside the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center.

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