BOSTON, Mass. -- Simmons Swimming & Diving suffered their first loss of the 2013-2014 season as the visiting Wellesley College Blue swam to a 201-102 victory at the Holmes Sports Center Saturday afternoon.
Chloe Davis (Merrimack, N.H.), Miriam Swisher (Albuquerque, N.M.), Shylee Stewart (Eastham, Mass.) and Jen Collins (Trumbull, Conn.) set a new school and pool record in the 400 Freestyle Relay in a time of 3:44.26 and a new school record in the 400 Medley Relay (Swisher, Stewart, Amy Davis (Southbury, Conn.) and Collins) in a time of 4:13.79.
Shylee Stewart finished first in the 50 Breast and the 100 Free for 18 individual points, while Hannah Plourde (Westfield, Mass.) added seven points and Collins added six points. Joleigh Ferro (Pittsfield, Mass.) finished third in the 50 Back and Kevyn Lee (New York, N.Y.) finished second in the 500 Free and third in the 1000 Freestyle. Julie Nguyen (Salem, Mass.) swam to a third place finish in the 200 Breast, while Swisher placed third in the 200 Free.
The Blue swam a fast meet setting multiple new Simmons pool records. Dorothy Ren won the 50 Free and 200 IM and finished third in the 100 Free for 21 individual points. Ieva Galinyte won the 200 Back and the 1000 Free for 18 points, while Grace Bachman took top honors in the 500 Free. Suman Kumar finished first in the 100 Butterfly and teammate Sarah May finished first in the 50 Fly. Keelin Nave won the 200 Free by a commanding five seconds and Sharon Wu swam to a first place finish in the 50 Back in a time of 28.40. In Diving, Gabby Cooper-Vespa added 18 points for the Blue with victories in the 1mtr and 3mtr events.
"We knew that Wellesley would be our toughest competitor this fall, and the team was very smart about how the approached this meet. They were competitive and confident, and they gave Wellesley some good races. I can't be disappointed about the loss because Wellesley pushed the Simmons women to some of their fastest times of the season. Sometimes it takes a great opponent to bring out the very best in our athletes," said Head Coach Mindy Williams.
The Sharks return to the pool on Dec. 3 at Babson before hosting the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championships on Dec. 7th and 8th.