Cambridge, MA --- Sophomore Nysa Casha (Andover, MA) established four WPI school records at day two of the NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving championships Saturday at MIT. The performance highlighted a strong day that saw the Engineers move from tenth to eighth in the standings and enter the final day just one point behind seventh-place Clark.
Casha placed third in the time 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.72 and in the process set a new school standard in the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke. Allison Indyk (LaGrange, NY) was an alternate for the finals with an 17th place finish in the morning (1:10.37). Casha was tenth in the 100-yard butterfly (58.71) setting a new school record in the event in the evening while doing the same in the 50-yard butterfly during the morning preliminaries.
Sonja Kent (West Boylston, MA) was 15th in the 400-yard IM (4:55.38) while Jess Lopez (Palmer, MA) recorded a 17th place showing in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.54). Heather Peruffo (Poughkeepsie, NY) touched the wall in a time of 1:03.92 to claim 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke.
The 200-yard medley relay of Peruffo, Indyk, Taylor Briseno (Mansfield, MA) and Amanda Konieczny (West Springfield, MA) pared nearly three seconds off their morning time to place eighth (1:54.56) while the 800-yard freestyle relay foursome of Lopez, Konieczny, Kent and Casha also finished eighth (8:08.15).
Day three will begin Sunday at 10a.m. with the preliminary heats of the women's 200-yard backstroke. That will be followed by the 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 400-yard freestyle relay and the 1650-yard freestyle. The consolation and championship finals for these events, as well as the finals for women's 3-meter and men's 1-meter diving, will take place tomorrow night, starting at 6pm.