Women's Swimming & Diving Wins 2 Out of 3 at Wesleyan Quad Meet

Colleen Doolan was a member of the 400 yard free medley

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Tufts women's swimming and diving competed at Wesleyan on Saturday in a quad event that also featured WPI and Williams. The Jumbos defeated Wesleyan 234-80 and WPI 237-84. They fell 214.5-104.5 against Williams.

In the 400 freestyle relay, Tufts' A unit of senior Colleen Doolan, sophomores Abby Claus and Sasha Fong, and first-year Mary Hufziger posted a second-place finish at 3:36.35. Jumbos sophomore Lily Kurtz also placed second overall with a 30.60 mark in the 50 breaststroke.Tufts first-year Jeanette Khowong recorded a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke clocking a time 59.74 seconds, which was over a second better than Williams first-year Abby Matheny.

Fong posted a time of 25.95 seconds in the 50 butterfly where she finished second. Fong (58.02) also finished second overall in the 100 butterfly. The brown and blue's first-year Jeanette Khowong recorded a time of 28.24 seconds for a second-place finish. In the 100 freestyle, Hufziger ended second with a 54.35 mark. Claus (2:08.93) also placed second in the 200 fly.

Claus finished with a time of 4:37.91 in the 400 individual medley which was good for third overall. Hufziger placed third overall in the 200 free as well at 1:57.25. Kurtz also participated in the 100 breaststroke where she finished third with a 1:07.42 mark.

In the 50 freestyle sprint, first-year Hannah Spencer (24.94) finished fourth overall. Sophomore Emily Mendelson also placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:31.90 time.

For the diving events, Jumbo sophomore Amber Chong and freshman Maia Golub had top-three finishes off both boards. Chong was the runner-up in the one-meter (223.30) and three-meter events (227.75). Golub scored third-place points with 219 in one-meter and 220.25 in three-meter.

The Jumbos, who enter into the semester break, will next be in action on January 19 when they will compete against Wheaton College at 12 pm.


Written By Athletic Communications Intern Bryan Costello