Swimming and Diving Falls to Merrimack in Inter-Division Dual Meet

Swimming and Diving Falls to Merrimack in Inter-Division Dual Meet

BOSTON – Simmons swimming and diving dropped an inter-division dual meet to Merrimack College, 174-88, on Saturday morning.

The Sharks opened the morning with the 400-yard medley relay. Simmons' A-squad of Camelia Hannah, Meg Driscoll, Ella Harmon and Lauren Howard, posted a time of 4:27.12 to secure second place – a top-time for the 2021-22 season.

Junior Eva Piernas posted an identical time from last week in the 1,000-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 11:22.74 to claim first place. Piernas was one of three Simmons swimmers to secure first place honors against Merrimack.

Senior Lauren Howard clipped .23 seconds off her season-best score in the 100-yard freestyle, clocking in with a time of 56 seconds even, while first-year Hailey Stuck also collected points finishing third with a time of 59.42. Junior Meg Driscoll rounded out the trio of Sharks to finish first, touching the wall first for the second straight week in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:38.44.

The Sharks rounded out the day with the 200-yard freestyle relay where the A-squad of Hailey Stuck, Julia Perconti, Emma Serth, and Lauren Howard posted a time of 1:49.38.


  • Simmons' 400-yard medley relay A-squad (Hannah, Driscoll, Harmon, Howard) posted a season-best time of 4:27.12.
  • Junior Eva Piernas placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle for the third straight week, posting an identical time to last week of 11:22.74.
  • Senior Lauren Howard posted a season-best time in the 100-yard free, clocking in with a time of 56 seconds even.

Simmons returns to the pool after the Thanksgiving Break with the three-day MIT Invitational, beginning Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.