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swimming-women-d3 flag | January 11, 2014

Washington (Mo.) takes first place at Washington Invitational

ST. LOUIS -- Washington (Mo.) won 10 event titles on its way to capturing the team title at the WU Invite for the fifth time in the last seven years.

The Washington U. women scored 1,139 points to win the team title against NCAA Division II Lindenwood, who finished second with 855. DePauw was third in the women’s team standings with 760 points.

Sophomore Sophie Gan won a pair of individual events and raced on two winning relays for the Washington U. women at the two-day meet. She won both the 100 (1:07.43) and 200 breaststrokes (2:23.20), and added a third-place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:14.21). Senior Chi Pham won the event in 2:13.33, while freshman Lauren Carlos finished fourth in 2:14.24. Gan also teamed up with sophomore Katie Anderson, Carlos and sophomore Kristalyn McAfee to win both the 200-medley relay (1:49.99) and the 400-medley relay (4:02.25).

No. 8 MIT 195, Coast Guard 83

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Racing for the first time in over a month, MIT defeated New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Coast Guard at home on Saturday afternoon by a score of 195-83. Throughout the day, the Engineers were able to swim events not normally raced at dual meets, such as 50 yards of each stroke, claiming first place in 13 of the 16 events.

Tech started the day by taking first through third place in the 400-yard medley relay, with the A relay leading the way with a time of 4:03.74. The B relay followed soon after in second place with a 4:08.65 and the C relay touched in third in 4:13.16. In the first individual event, the 1,000-yard freestyle, junior Emmie Ryan was victorious with her time of 10:56.91, while senior Sarah Weiss was second in 11:26.00.

MIT claimed first, second and third place in the 50-yard backstroke, an event the Engineers rarely get to swim in dual meets. Freshman Veronika Jedryka touched first in 28.47, sophomore Katherine Yu came in second with a 29.13 and freshman Isabella Voelkl was third with a time of 29.45. Jedryka would later go on to win the 500-yard freestyle as well, touching 16 seconds ahead of the competition with her time of 5:15.05.

The 50-yard breaststroke was a strong event for the Cardinal and Gray, who took first through fourth. Sophomore Kristen Finney led the charge with a 31.05, senior Christy Rogers touched directly after in 31.15, freshman Emily Tsang was third with a 32.21 and junior Michelle Cunningham came in fourth with a time of 32.76.

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