Women’s Swimming and Diving Surges to Pair of Wins at UMass Dartmouth

Tori Claverie

Dartmouth, MA --- Emily Martin (Penfield, NY), Jenny Day (Chelmsford, MA) and Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) were individual double winners as the WPI women's swimming and diving team won 11 of 13 events en route to a convincing sweep of UMass Dartmouth, 166-64, and Wheaton, 145-91, on Wednesday night.

The Engineers eight wins (8-2) trails only the 1992-93 (9-5) and 2012-13 (9-3) teams for the most wins in a single season.

Martin registered a 25.58 in the 50-yard freestyle and a 55.00 in the 100-yard freestyle while Day clocked a 2:18.56 in the 200-yard IM and a 5:29.04 in the 500-yard freestyle. Nikolaki delivered a 247.30 on the 1-meter board and a 230.15 on the 3-meter board. Martin joined with Eva Childers (Henniker, NH), Day and Emily Matsco (Windham, NH) for a second-place time in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:50.28). Childers picked up a victory in the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.60) and Matsco logged an 11:11.80 to take the 1,000-yard freestyle.

Nysa Casha (Andover, MA) and Zoe Eggleston (Newtown, CT) sprinted to triumphs in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.47) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.77), respectively, after teaming with Julia Bushell (Windham, NH) and Tori Claverie (Derry, NH) to open the night with a 1:55 to take the 200-yard medley relay. Bushell added a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (1:04.52).

WPI closes out its dual meet slate at home versus Clark at 6:30pm on Wednesday.

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