Women's Swimming

UMass Drops Double-Duel Meet To Brown & Northeastern

Mikhaila Eckhardt won both diving events on Saturday

Mikhaila Eckhardt won both diving events on Saturday

Nov. 13, 2013

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Massachusetts swimming & diving teams suffered defeats to Brown and Northeastern at the at the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday

The women's team fell to Brown, 173-127, and to Northeastern, 166-134, while the men lost to Brown, 201-93.

Freshman Meriza Werenski was again strong in the pool for the Minutewomen, winning all three individual races she competed in - the 100 breast in 1:03.97, the 200 breast in 2:17.44 and the 200 individual medley in 2:05.12. All three were top times for her this season, with both breast times taking over first in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Junior Zoe Judd also collected a top finish, taking gold in the 50 free. Her time of 24:03 was more than a second faster than her previous top time of a eight days earlier and claimed the top spot in the A-10 thus far. She also earned high point totals in the Brown dual in the 100 and 200 free events. Her 52.13 in the 100 moved her into first in the A-10.

Junior Mikhaila Eckhardt led the diving group with a pair of top scores to win both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events. The Minutewomen won the top four positions in both events with Rachel Dushman, Rhiannon Froman and Julia Jaganath scoring.

For the Minutemen, sophomore Josh Koppel also remained perfect through four dual meets as he won both diving boards. He already held the top score in the conference in each event as he bettered his 1-meter score with a 296.80.



Sophomore transfer Joe Woodman lowered his time in the 100 free by nearly two seconds, touching in 1:45.81. He came back later in the meet to collect silver in the 500 free in a league top-eight time of 4:46.78.

Freshman Ed Kim took bronze in the 100 breast in a person best 1:01.31.

Sophomore Wiktor Karpinski finished second in the 100 free, clocking at 47.89, just three tenths out of first.

Junior Hao Luong continued his consistent performances with a 200 back time of 1:53.35, slightly faster than last week's 1:53.42.

Freshman Ben Sloan swam the 100 fly for the first time in college and collected second place in 52.62. Luong, Ben Hargrave and Nick Sundquist followed for 10 team points.

Both teams will have a week-and-a-half break from competition before participating in the Terrier Invitational, Nov. 22-24, at Boston University.

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