Wellesley Sweeps Home Meet vs. Clark and Roger Williams
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- The Wellesley College swimming and diving team posted two victories in a tri-meet on Saturday afternoon at Chandler Pool. The Blue move to 2-0 on the season, defeating Clark University, 179-120, and Roger Williams University, 202-95.
Wellesley's other "A" relay team of Gates, Lambert, first-year Tiffany Chen and junior Virginia Hung took first place in the 200-medley relay. The team touched first in a time of 1:56.31.
Also for Wellesley, first-years Veronica Lin, Kendra Waters and Gates each recorded individual swimming victories, marking their first collegiate wins. Lin took home two wins, touching first in the 100-back in 1:03.21 and in the 200 IM in 2:21.62. She also posted a 2:16.10 to take second in the 200-back. Waters won the 100-breast in 1:09.98 and the 200-breast in 2:35.73, while also being a part of two winning relay teams. Gates was a winner in the 100-free in a time of 56.55, while also taking second overall in the 50-free in 26.34.
Wrapping up the swimming highlights for Wellesley, seniors Melanie Kaplan and Stephanie Welch both had strong performances. Kaplan took second in the 1000-free in a time of 11:27.09 and took fourth in the 500-free in 5:42.75. Welch took second in the 500-free in 5:36.86, and was third in the 1000-free in a lifetime best time of 11:31.07.
On the diving side, the Blue were led by sophomore Hayley Goydan, who took first on the 1-meter board and second on the 3-meter board. Her score of 245.99 in the 1-meter event topped Clark All-American performer Eileen Garcia. In the 3-meter event, she finished second to Garcia, with a score of 243.90. Other top finishers for Wellesley included first-year Gabby Cooper-Vespa who took fourth on the 1-meter (186.14) and fifth on the 3-meter (179.90), while junior Chelsea-Ann Patry took sixth on the 1-meter (167.55) while sophomore Kathryn Goffin took sixth on the 3-meter (168.00).
Wellesley continues their home slate with a 7:00pm dual meet against MIT on Wednesday afternoon at Chandler Pool.