Women's Swimming

Minutewomen Break Two More Records, Sit In Second At The Terrier Invitational

Freshman Rebecca Quirie set the UMass record in the 100-yard backstroke.

Freshman Rebecca Quirie set the UMass record in the 100-yard backstroke.

Nov. 18, 2012


AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's swimming team trails Yale by five points going into the last day of competition from the Terrier Invitational from the campus of Boston University. The Minutewomen knocked down two more school records bringing their two-day total to six.

The women started day-two off with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of Rebecca Quirie, Katie Arnott, Jocelyn Yuen and Zoe Judd finished with a time of 1:45.88.

Quirie would go on to drop the school record in the 100-yard backstroke to blistering 56.81, en route to a first-place finish. Carly Biron took fifth in the event with a time of 58.44.

Arnott would go on to set the other school record on the night for the Minutewomen with her performance in the 100-yard breaststroke. The Suffern, N.Y. native finished the event with a time of 1:04.46, good for second-place in the event. Mary Kate Cohen had the only other top-eight finish in the event finishing seventh with a time of 1:08.52.

The trio of Judd, Anna Cavanaugh and Molly Smyth would sweep the top-three spots in the 200-yard freestyle for the Minutewomen. Judd led the way taking the first with a time of 1:50.76. Cavanaugh grabbed second touching at 1:50.87, while Smyth took third with a time of 1:51.72.

The women will be back in action tomorrow morning with the prelims beginning at 10 a.m., and the finals starting up at 6 p.m.



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