Women's Swimming and Diving Downs Regis in First Meet of 2011

Kaitlyn Kelley

Worcester, MA --- Kaitlyn Kelley (Salt Lake City, UT) helped the 200-yard medley relay team to a win and then went on to take the longest event of the day in back-to-back events as WPI downed Regis, 155-87, in women's swimming and diving at Clark on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers improve to 3-2 as the Pride dips to 1-9.

Kelley began the day teaming with Toni LaBella (Warwick, RI), Colleen Heckley (Tyngsboro, MA) and Alana Aubin (Taunton, MA) to touch the wall first with a time of 2:05.36.  The finish was .58 of a second ahead of the runner-up entry from WPI. In the next event of the afternoon Kelley swam to a 13:17.23 to best the other two Crimson and Gray entries. Aubin also enjoyed individual success as she won the 500-yard freestyle (5:44.95) and posted the best time in the 200-yard IM (2:27.73).

In the backstroke, Lauren Anderson (Bedford, MA) was victorious in the 50-yard with a time of 31.29, while the 100-yard went to Sarah Dinwoodie (East Greenwich, RI) with a 1:05.10 time.

The 50-yard breaststroke was won by Amanda Blom (Wilkes-Barre, PA) (36.09) and the 100-yard was won by Sonja Kent (West Boylston, MA) (1:15.93).

Sarah Meehan (Brewer, ME) finished first in the 50-yard freestyle (28.37), while Taylor Briseno (Mansfield, MA) took the top spot in the 100-yard event with a time of 58.76.

Teammates Samantha Sargalski (Windsor, CT) and Jenny Biener (Wilmington, DE) won the 50-yard and 100-yard butterfly with times of 30.29 and 1:13.50, respectively.

In the one-meter dive Marissa Goerke (San Diego, CA) tallied a 191.95 and Hannah McCallum (Lafayette, CO) posted a 173.15. Goerke narrowly missed 200 points in the three-meter dive as she turned in a 199.8, while McCallum recorded a 156.1.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Dinwoodie, Meehan, Sargalski and Jess Shelsky (Nashua, NH) picked up the final win for the Engineers on the day as they swam a 1:51.06.

Christina Estrada (Bellingham, MA) won the 200-yard freestyle for the Pride. Estrada also earned second place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (1:13.89) and 500-yard freestyle (5:49.92). The sophomore joined Lindsay Ranahan (Hingham, MA), Stacy Burns (Waltham, MA) and Megan Kennelly (Milford, MA) in the 200-yard medley relay for a third place effort.

The 200-yard medley relay team accounted for eight top three finishes, while Melissa Moore (Dedham, MA) came in third with a time of 1:30.91 in the 100-yard butterfly.

The Women's Swimming and Diving team returns to action Wednesday January 19th when they venture to Wheaton for a 6pm meet. Regis returns home for a 1pm meet versus Mount St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon.