Relays Make History To Open NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships

800-yard freestyle A relay

Worcester, MA --- The WPI Women's Swimming and Diving team kicked off the four day NEWMAC Championships with pair of history-making performances at the Sports & Recreation Center on Thursday evening.  As a team, the Crimson and Gray totaled 60 points and are six points behind four-time defending champion MIT. 

The quartet of Jenny Day (Chelmsford, MA), Eva Childers (Henniker, NH), Emily Matsco (Windham, NH) and Emily Martin (Penfield, NY) took second in the 800 freestyle in a time of 7:42.54. The women's 800 free relay also broke the school record and came away with swimming all-conference honors for the first time in program history. 

The women's 'B' team of Thea Reymann (Seaside Park, NJ), Jamie Freud (Amherst, NH), Tori Claverie (Derry, NH), Amanda Konieczny (West Springfield, MA) won its heat and finished eighth-fastest overall (7:58.59), scooping up 22 points to put the WPI women in second place with 66 points, just two behind MIT.  It marked the first time in school history that the WPI women have won a heat at the NEWMAC championship meet. 

Action continue tomorrow morning with finals at 10am and finals slated for at 6pm.

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