No. 6 MIT wins behind triple threat
Three Engineers win three events apiece in top-20 matchup
MEDFORD, Mass. – In a matchup of top-20 teams, it was No. 6 MIT that came out on top as it defeated No. 18 Tufts 217.5-158.5 on Saturday. Three different Engineers won three events each to lead MIT as it improved to 7-0 in dual meets this season.
MIT started the afternoon with an impressive win in the 200 medley relay. Eann Tuan, Calley Murphy, Anna Kokensparger and Christy Rogers turned in a 1:48.36, one of the fastest times that an MIT has clocked at this point in the season.
Kokensparger and Rogers went on to win three individual events each for the Engineers. Kokensparger started with a triumph in the 200 fly, taking that race in 2:09.49. She the won the 100 fly with a clocking of 58.54, before finishing with a 2:12.19 time to win the 200 IM.
Rogers picked up a pair of wins in breaststroke events, taking the 100 in 1:07.38 and the 50 with a time of 30.89. Her third victory came in the 50 free where she touched first in 24.72.
Tuan also had a strong day for MIT, winning a pair of individual events. She started with a win in the 100 back, taking the race with a time of 1:01.26. She later won the 50 back with an effort of 27.74. Jane He completed an MIT sweep of the backstroke events, swimming a strong 2:10.92 in the 200.
In diving, Elise Stave won the 1-meter competition for the Engineers. She won a close one, totaling 253.72 points to win by less than one point against Sami Bloom from Tufts.
Emily Ryan was the final of the three-event winners for MIT. She started the meet in impressive fashion when she won the 1,000 free in a time of 10:37.71. She then came right back in the next event, the 200 free, to win with an effort of 1:57.43. Ryan won No. 3 by taking the 500 free in 5:08.48.