Women's Swimming & Diving Travels to Cougar Invite

Photo by Keith Nordstrom
Photo by Keith Nordstrom

WORCESTER, Mass. - The women's swimming & diving team traveled to Clark University on Saturday to compete at the Cougar Invitational.

Sophomore Allison Mosier (third), senior Andrea Jelaska (fourth) and first-year Shannon Connolly (fifth) led the way for the Lyons in the 500-yard freestyle while Jelaska secured a season-best and Connolly earned a personal-best.

Junior Emily Reynolds was the top finisher for Wheaton in the 200-yard individual medley when she timed in a final of 2:19.99 for second place and a personal-best. Junior Aleza Epstein dished out first place in the 100-yard butterfly when she tapped in a final of 1:00.81 for a season-best.

First-year Amber Wright notched first place for Wheaton during the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:12.99 for a personal-best as senior Jess Ryabin claimed fourth place at 1:13.73. Wheaton didn't slow down their as Reynolds earned first in the 100-yard backstroke at 1:03.95 and senior Amalia Quesada Nylen placed third at 1:08.08.

Mosier continued Wheaton's domination into the 1650-yard freestyle when she clocked in at 19:38.48 for first place and a season-best performance. Junior Joanna Zak sealed her own first place when after she tapped in a final of 5:01.54 in the 400-yard individual medley for the Lyons. 

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Wright collected the second place finish for Wheaton when she timed in at 2:37.53, narrowly defeating WPI's third place finisher.

Wheaton competes next at the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Feb. 16-18, hosted at WPI.

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