Martin Leads Women's Swimming and Diving Past Clark

Emily Martin
Emily Martin

Worcester, MA --- Freshman Emily Martin (Penfield, NY) was a part of both winning relay teams and also took a photo finish victory in the 100-yard freestyle, edging Clark's Gabriela Jijon-Nemalceff (Quito, Ecuador) by two-hundredths of a second as the WPI women's swimming and diving team glided to a 130-89 win over their Worcester rivals. 

Martin anchored a winning 200-yard medley relay (1:59.75), along with freshman Julia Bushell (Windham, NH), junior Nysa Casha (Andover, MA) and senior Taylor Briseno (Mansfield, MA). She also swam in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:44.20) with freshman Eva Childers (Henniker, NH), sophomore Amanda Konieczny (West Springfield, MA) and freshman Tori Claverie (Derry, NH). 

Bushell also emerged as top dog in the 200-yard individual medley (2:22.17) and took second place in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.26). 

Meanwhile, Childers claimed the 100-yard butterfly (1:04.69) title in a close finish and settled for runner-up in 200-yard freestyle (2:02.75). 

Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) won both diving events, taking the 1-meter dive with 250.85 points and the 3-meter dive with 220.75. 

Senior Sonja Kent (West Boylston, MA) nabbed first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:30.11), while freshman Zoe Eggleston (Newtown, CT) rounded out the wins with first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.75, just ahead of Casha (1:14.96). 

Claverie was second in the 50-yard freestyle (26.12), finishing one-hundredth of a second behind Jijon-Nemalceff in a photo finish final touch. Sophomore Danielle Healy (Cohasset, MA) took second in 1,000-yard freestyle (12:06.36).

WPI returns to the pool on Saturday at 1pm with a makeup meet at Wheaton.

Release by Carl Setterlund - WPI Athletics Intern - Emerson '14