Boston, MA --- The WPI women's swimming & diving team claimed all three NEWMAC weekly awards for the week ending Sunday, November 13. Junior Jennifer Day (Chelmsford, MA) was named the NEWMAC Women's Swimmer of the Week and classmate Kristen Bender (Simi Valley, CA) earned her third NEWMAC Women's Diver of the Week nod, this time outright. Day also teamed with seniors Eva Childers (Henniker, NH), Tori Claverie (Derry, NH) and Emily Martin (Penfield, NY) to earn the NEWMAC Women's Relay Team of the Week accolade.
Day won six individual events, including sweeps in the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyle, and helped a pair of relays taste victory as the Engineers went 1-1 this past weekend. On Friday at Division II Southern Connecticut she captured the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.71), 200 fly (2:15.28) and 500 free (5:20.60) while also aiding the 200-yard freestyle relay achieve gold in a time of 1:41.42. Her 200 and 500 free times are a season-best. Less than 24 hours later, Day took the 500 free (5:22.82), 1,000-yard freestyle (10:59.51) in addition to improving her time in the 200 fly (2:14.25) at Coast Guard. She finished the week with a 54.81 split in her leg of the quickest 400-yard freestyle relay (3:42.38).
Bender swept both dives at Coast Guard with scores of 256.95 on the 3-meter and 268.50 on the 1-meter.
The quartet, meanwhile, posted the best time of 3:42.38 in the 400-yard freestyle relay at Coast Guard. It was also a season-best for the group by over five seconds.
The Engineers welcome MIT and Bowdoin Saturday for a 1pm meet.