Surf & Turf: Swimming
Issue   |   Tue, 02/07/2012 - 20:23

Both the women’s and men’s teams suffered hard-fought losses to MIT on Saturday.

Women

The Jeffs were tied with MIT at 140 points heading into the 400-yard freestyle relay, the last event of the day, but were edged out by just .04 seconds to fall to the Engineers 152-144. Katie Vincett ’13 won two events for the Jeffs. In the 50-yard freestyle, she beat the runner-up by a slim .07 seconds. The 100 freestyle was also a close race, with Vincett victorious by just under a .2-second margin. Diver Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 also tallied a pair of wins, going unchallenged on both the one- and three-meter boards.

First-years Stephanie Ternullo and Ashleigh Stoddart finished first and second in the 200-yard freestyle. Sabrina Lee ’15 won the 100 backstroke. Breaststrokers Courtney Flynn ’15 and Abby Hahn ’14 went one-two in the 200-yard event and placed second and third in the 100.

The Jeffs were dominant in the 500 freestyle, finishing one-two-three. Anna Pietrantonio ’14 and Ternullo tied for first and Audrey Ingerson ’14 came in third. Nicole Heise ’13 was edged out in both butterfly events, but earned crucial points in second place. Co-captain Becca Thompson ’12 led the Jeffs to a two-three-four finish in the 1,650 freestyle.

Men

The men were dealt their first dual meet loss of the season at MIT last Saturday, falling 193-105. Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 and diver Colin White ’14 each won two events for the Jeffs. MIT showed depth, earning the top two times in the 200-yard medley relay and going one-two-three in the 50 and 100 freestyles, 200 butterfly and 200 breaststroke.

Lichtenfels was dominant in the 1,650-yard freestyle, beating the field by more than 15 seconds. He was uncontested in the 500 freestyle as well, finishing more than five seconds ahead of the runner up. Diver White won on both the one- and three-meter boards, with Mark Idleman ’15 placing third in both events.

Conor Deveney ’15 placed second in both backstroke events. He was just .05 seconds away from tallying another win for the Jeffs in the 100 backstroke, and was edged out of the win in the 200 by .12 seconds. Tim White ’12 was a close runner-up in the 200 freestyle, and Tyler Bulakul ’14 placed second in the 100 butterfly.

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