SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – In its final road meet of the regular season, No. 5 Williams put on an impressive performance as it defeated No. 22 Springfield 188-110. With many of their swimmers competing in alternate events, the Ephs were still able to push their undefeated record to 8-0.
Sarah Thompson had an exciting showing by winning two events, the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard IM. Thompson won the 200 free with a time of 1:55.39, finishing nearly five seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Michaela Kearney came in second in the event with a time of 2:01.11. Thompson also won the 200 IM by more than two seconds with a time of 2:10.03. Logan Todhunter came in second place (2:12.48) while Molly Prindle placed third (2:20.82) for a sweep.
In the 100 breaststroke Todhunter finished in second again, outtouched at the wall for first place by Springfield junior Janella Cuyler, who snuck in with a time of 1:11.45, just five hundredths ahead of Todhunter (1:11.50). Liz Visconti was also in the mix at the front of the heat, finishing third with a time of 1:11.74 for Williams, while Alyssa Levine placed fourth (1:13.29).
Caroline Wilson was also a two-event winner, taking first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.22. Wilson also sped to victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.46.
In the 200 butterfly, Kathryn Ha swam away from the rest of the field to finish first with a time of 2:10.19. Katharine O’Leary and Bonnie Patchen completed the Williams sweep, as they finished in second (2:13.65) and third (2:15.78), respectively. O’Leary claimed an individual victory of her own in the 500 freestyle, another Williams sweep. O’Leary finished the event with a time of 5:17.06, while Kelsey Roggensack placed second with a time of 5:25.06. Vorselen was third in 5:30.42.
In a blistering heat of the 50 freestyle which saw three swimmers go under 25 seconds, Springfield’s Kellie Pennington took first (24.31), just ahead of Williams’ Carolyn Geller (24.49) and Sarah Thompson (24.88).
Molly Prindle swam to victory in the 200 breastsroke, leading another Williams 1-2-3 finish. Her time of 2:31.72 was just ahead of second placed Rebecca Maher (2:34.28), while Patchen came in third with a time of 2:35.60. In the 1,000 freestyle, Maher led yet one more Williams sweep, finishing first in a time of 10:44.13. She was followed by Julie Okorn in second place (10:56.36) and Kathleen Morrison in third (11:13.07).
In the diving events, McKenzie Murdoch had an impressive showing on the 3m board, placing first ahead of a strong contingent of divers from Springfield with a score of 272.92. On the 1m board, Wilson placed third with a score of 261.37.