Middletown, CT --- Junior Kristen Bender (Simi Valley, CA) was second and fourth in the diving events as the WPI women's swimming & diving team fell to Tufts (221-100), Williams (241-80) and host Wesleyan (165-153) Saturday.
Bender posted a 238.75 on the 1-meter to claim second and a 236.85 on the 3-meter to take fourth for the Engineers. Junior Jennifer Day (Chelmsford, MA) paced the swimmers with third-place times in the 200-yard butterfly (2:12.92) and 400-yard IM (4:45.07).
Freshman Carol Wang (Framingham, MA) was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.90) as was senior Emily Martin (Penfield, NY) in the 100-yard freestyle and junior Allysa Grant (Framingham, MA) in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:34.91). Martin and Grant each had a sixth-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (25.69) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.17) while Wang was 11th in the 50-yard butterfly (27.95). Senior Zoe Eggleston (Newtown, CT) came home sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke (33.05).
Freshman Sydney Seo (North Andover, MA) was the quickest Engineer in the backstroke sprints with an eighth-place 1:03.79 in the 100, a ninth-place 2:16.87 in the 200 and a 13th-place 29.99 in the 50. Rookie Cailin Gonyea (Southbridge, MA) was ninth in the 500-yard freestyle and senior Eva Childers (Henniker, NH) added a ninth-place time in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.22).
The Engineers are off until Wednesday, January 18th with a 6:30pm home meet versus Wheaton and UMass Dartmouth.