BOSTON, Mass. -- Simmons Swimming & Diving defeated the Westfield State University Owls, 160.5 - 127.5 in the teams 2013-2014 season opener Saturday afternoon at the Holmes Sports Center.
The Sharks set a new school and pool record in the 200 Medley Relay swam by Miriam Swisher (Americus, Ga.), Shylee Stewart (Eastham, Mass.), Amy Davis (Southbury, Conn.) and Chloe Davis (Merrimack, N.H.). In the 1000 Free, sophomore Kevyn Lee (New York, N.Y.) took top honors by almost a minute and Kara Silva (Reading, Mass.) finished third for the Sharks. Lee also won the 500 Free by ten seconds over teammate Julie Nguyen (Salem, Mass.).
Simmons swept the top three in the 200 Free as senior Jen Collins (Trumbull, Conn.) finished first followed by Hillary Wong (Quincy, Mass.) and first year Sarah Price (New York, N.Y.). Swisher picked up her first collegiate individual win in the 50 Back, which set a new school and pool record, while A. Davis took first place in the 50 and 100 Fly.
Collins added another nine points for the Sharks with a win the 50 Free, followed by teammates Joleigh Ferro (Pittsfield, Mass.) in second and Price in third. C.Davis won the 100 Backstroke by two seconds and Swisher dominated the 100 Free with a win by just over three seconds.
"All fall we've felt as though we're going to have a good team this season, so it feels good to finally validate those thoughts with some times. This is a great starting point for us," said Head Coach Mindy Williams.
The Sharks travel to Gordon College on Nov. 2 where they will face Elms College at 1:00 PM.