Wellesley Swimming & Diving Cruises To 184-114 Win Over Smith

Hannah May earned three individual victories to lead the Blue to the win (Julia Monaco).
Hannah May earned three individual victories to lead the Blue to the win (Julia Monaco).

Northampton, Mass. – Wellesley College swimming & diving won 10 of 16 events to cruise to a 184-114 victory over host Smith College in a New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) dual meet on Saturday at Dalton Pool.

The Blue are now 5-1 in dual meets on the season and 1-0 at home. Smith slips to 3-6 on the year and 0-2 at home.

Sophomore Hannah May (Cincinnati, Ohio) and senior Jessie Feng (Princeton, N.J.) combined for five of Wellesley's 10 event victories on the afternoon, with May winning a meet-high three events. May opened with a 100 Back (1:04.56) victory before showing off her versatility in freestyle, winning the 50 Free (26.00) sprint and the 500 Free (5:30.66) distance race. Feng was the winner in both the 200 Free (2:02.08) and the 100 Fly (1:02.44).

A trio of Blue first years picked up victories to clinch the meet. Allie Chiou (Chandler, Ariz.) took first in the 100 Breaststroke (1:13.67), while classmate Peyton Wang (Palo Alto, Calif.) won the 100 Free (56.73) and Jessica Wegner (Taipei, Taiwan) was first in the 200 Back (2:18.55). Junior Danielle Peterson (Livingston, N.J.) earned the final individual victory for the Blue, winning the 200 IM in 2:20.74. Chiou and Wegner also teamed with junior Maggie Haley (Shady Side, Md.) and senior Sunny Chiang (Troy, Mich.) to win the 400 Medley Relay (4:21.16).

Seniors Desi Stoyanova (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and Julianna Alvord (Ivoryton, Conn.) each earned a pair of event wins to lead Smith. Stoyanova was first in both 200 Fly (2:24.11) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:42.62), while Alvord won on both the 1-meter (202.10) and 3-meter diving (175.50) boards. Sophomore Charlotte Crandall (Lawrence, Kan.) added a victory in the 1000 Free (11:43.45). Crandall was also part of the Smith team that closed the meet with a victory in the 200 Free Relay, posting a time of 1:47.15. 

Both squads will return to Smith next weekend for the 2019 Seven Sisters Championships on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20.