No. 8 MIT wins against Amherst in final home meet of season 158-129
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- At its final dual meet and last home meet of the 2013-14 season, MIT defeated Amherst by a score of 158-129. Four different Engineers finished in first place in their specific events, while senior Christy Rogers and sophomore Lena Yang won both of their events throughout the day. This is only the third time in program history that the Cardinal and Gray have defeated the Lord Jeffs, the last time being during the 2011-12 season.
Tech started the meet off with a lead, coming in first, third and fifth place in the 200-yard medley relay, earning 13 points compared to Amherst's four. Both teams' A relays battled it out right from the start, staying within hundredths of a second of each other the entire time. Rogers got ahead on the backstroke leg, allowing for sophomores Kristen Finney and Danielle Garside to maintain a slight edge over the Lord Jeffs. Yang held on to the lead, splitting a 23.83 to touch in first with a time of 1:48.42, dropping more two seconds off their time from last night's meet against Williams. Amherst came into the wall soon after in 1:48.70 and MIT's B relay followed in 1:51.32.
No. 1 Emory at Alabama
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Freshman Annelise Kowalsky won the 100-yard breaststroke with a 'B' cut time of 1:04.29, while junior McKenna Newsum-Schoenberg finished first in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:21.36, and junior Nancy Larson claimed a victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.97 seconds.
Sophomore Ellie Thompson added a pair of individual 'B' cut times in both the 100-yard backstroke (second place, 57.37 seconds) and the 200-yard backstroke (third place, 2:05.52), while junior Megan Beach added a provisional time of her own in the 400-yard individual medley (seventh-place, 4:36.03) and both senior Kylie McKenzie (third-place, 2:23.93) and sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff (fourth-place, 2:24.16) notched 'B' cut times in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Emory also had NCAA provisional qualifying times in both of the day's relays, as Thompson, Kowalsky, freshman Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe and Larson finishing third in the 400-yard medley relay with a mark of 3:47.97, and freshman Claire Liu, freshman Marissa Bergh, junior Dana Holt and Larson claiming second in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:31.40.
No. 9 NYU at Vassar
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- NYU defeated host Vassar by a margin of 193-101 on Saturday. With this victory, the Violets now hold a dual meet record of 6-2.
Freshman diver Ashlie Pankonin won the one-meter (281.02) and the three-meter (223.20) competitions. Throughout her first season at NYU, Pankonin has been named ECAC Division III-Metro Diver of the Week and University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Week.