Women's Swimming and Diving Remains Sixth Heading Into Final Day of NEWMACs

200-yard medley relay

Cambridge, MA --- The WPI women's swimming & diving 200-yard medley relay team finished third to conclude day three of the 2016 NEWMAC Championships Saturday at MIT. The hosts have accumulated 856 points while the Engineers from Boynton Hill are sixth with 348.5 points.

Junior Marissa Patterson (Hampton, NH), junior Zoe Eggleston (Newtown, CT), sophomore Allie Connor (Baldwinsville, NY) and junior Emily Martin (Penfield, NY) touched the wall third (1:47.80) in the evening 200 medley relay while Patterson, Eggleston, Martin and sophomore Jenny Day (Chelmsford, MA) were second (1:49.86) in the morning prelims. The early B relay featured junior Julia Bushell (Windham, NH), freshman Stephanie Marcucci (Dingmans Ferry, PA), Connor and sophomore Thea Reymann (Toms River, NJ) who turned in a 1:52.67 as the primetime roster of Bushell, sophomore Allysa Grant (Framingham, MA), Day and Reymann clocked a 1:51.86.

Sophomore Emily Matsco (Windham, NH) led the Engineer contingent in the 200 free with an eighth-place 1:56.80 while junior Eva Childers (Henniker, NH) was 10th (1:59.26) and Reymann was 12th (1:57.40). Eggleston took ninth (1:07.94) in the 100 breast as Grant won the B final (11th) in a time of 1:08.55 and Marcucci followed in 19th (1:10.37). Marissa Patterson rounded out the A finalists with a 10th-place 1:00.85 in the 100 back. Worth noting, Patterson set the 100 back record Friday night with a 59.60 in the 400 medley relay. Bushell turned in an 18th-place time of 1:02.23 during Saturday night's 100 back consolation final.

Sophomore Kaitlin Travers (Northampton, MA) paced the Engineers in the 400 IM with a 14th-place 4:46.84 as sophomore Jamie Freud (Amherst, NH) came home 19th (4:50.32). Freshman Caroline Flynn (Norwell. MA) was an alternate with a 22nd-place 5:00.00 in the morning session. The 100 fly B final saw Martin clock a 1:00.11 and Patterson post a 1:00.21 to end the night 15th and 17th while senior Amanda Konieczny (West Springfield, MA) was the first alternate with a time of 1:01.55.

Sunday's action features the 1,650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, women's 1-meter diving, and the 400-yard freestyle relay.