Yuen Sets 200 IM Record, Minutewomen In Second Through Day Two Of A-10's
Feb. 21, 2013
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's swimming and diving team sets in second-place with two days left of the Atlantic 10 Championships from the Spire Institute. The Minutewomen have picked up a total of 216 points through seven events and sit behind Richmond (298) and ahead of Fordham (183). Jocelyn Yuen highlighted the day for UMass with a school record in the 200-yard IM.
UMass was able to push four swimmers into the evening finals, including Anna Cavanaugh who swam a personal record of 4:58.67 in the 500-yard freestyle.
Cavanaugh and Molly Smyth swam in the 500-yard freestyle finals for the Minutewomen. Smyth was able to finish in tenth-place with a time of 4:56.46, while Cavanaugh finished in 15th with a finals time of 4:59.51. Chaya Zabludoff of Rhode Island won the event with a time of 4:51.88.
In the 200-yard IM Jocelyn Yuen finished with a school record time of 2:04.29, good for tenth in the event. Yuen shaved just under a second off of her previous school record of 2:05.25. Mali Kobelja of Richmond took the gold finishing with the NCAA B standard of 1:59.05 and breaking her own Atlantic 10 record in the process.
Zoe Judd was the last Minutewomen swimmer to qualify in the evening finals. She was able to finish sixth in the 50-yard freestyle recording a time of 23.67. Her time was .35 seconds off her school record time of 23.32. Liz Jordan of La Salle won the event with a time of 23.35.
The Minutewomen concluded the day with the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of Cassandra Sosnovich, Amina Meho, Jocelyn Yuen and Zoe Judd finished with the bronze medal and a time of 1:34.97, .05 seconds off the school record.
The UMass women will look forward to day three action with prelims beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and the three-meter springboard. The finals will begin at 6:30 p.m.