Nikolaki a Double Winner as Women's Swimming and Diving Third at City Meet

Veronica Nikolaki
Veronica Nikolaki

Worcester, MA — Junior captain Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) had both wins for WPI and took home top diver as the WPI women's swimming and diving team took a third-place finish at the two-day Worcester City Championship meet this weekend.

Nikolaki scored wins in the 1-meter dive (455.92 points) and 3-meter dive (441.81 points), and also took home the Beth Ferraro (Clark '82) award as the meet's most outstanding female diver.

Assumption College won the 20-event meet with a grand total of 1,063 points, while Holy Cross finished second with 995 points, followed by WPI with 821. Clark University came in fourth place with 526 points.

Sophomore Emily Martin (Penfield, NY) also stood out for the Engineers, taking second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:18.06), along with two fourth-place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.39) and 200-yard individual medley (2:16.40).

Martin also swam the opening leg of WPI's second place 800-yard freestyle relay squad (8:05.50), swimming alongside Jenny Day (Chelmsford, MA), Eva Childers (Henniker, NH) and Emily Matsco (Windham, NH).

Day also grabbed third place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:24.09.

Senior captain Nysa Casha (Andover, MA) rounded out WPI's top five finishes, coming in fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:36.72.

The Engineers will return to the pool Wednesday night in a tri-meet on the road against Wheaton College and host UMass-Dartmouth.