Women's Swim Sets Four More Records, Second-Place Finish At The Terrier
Nov. 19, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's swimming team finished the three-day Terrier Invitational Sunday in impressive fashion. The Minutewomen used an unbelievable all-around team effort to finish just shy of the winner Yale. Despite the second-place finish, the women set four more records bringing their weekend total to an amazing ten new school records.
Molly Smyth once again proved why she is one of the better distance swimmers in the Atlantic 10. The Cromwell, Conn. native started the evening off with an outstanding swim in the 1650-yard freestyle finishing with a time of 16:51.37, nearly 20 seconds faster than the previous school record. During the 1650 free she recorded a split time of 10:14.86 in the first 1000-yards, knocking off the record that she set earlier in the weekend.
The records didn't stop there for the Minutewomen. Jocelyn Yuen, who already this weekend set the school record in the 200-yard IM this weekend, dropped another school record tonight in the 200-yard butterfly. The freshman out of Princeton, N.J. was able to finish the event with a time of 2:02.64 and a second-place finish.
Finally, the most impressive record of the night came in the 100-yard freestyle. Sophomore Zoe Judd was able to drop the previous record of 50.81, which was set during the 1989-90 season by Michelle Leary, down to a blistering fast 50.75. The Minutewomen would go on to take the top-two spots in the 100 free with Judd taking the top-spot, followed by Amina Meho with a time of 51.82.
The women had many other great swims including a first-place finish and a time of 2:20.18 in the 200-yard breaststroke by Katie Arnott. They also saw a second-place finish from Rebecca Quirie with a time of 2:03.04 in the 200-yard backstroke and a second-place finish for the 400-yard freestyle relay team with a time of 3:28.75.
The Minutewomen will be back in action following the holiday weekend as they travel to Boston, Mass. to take on the Northeastern Huskies. The meet is scheduled to kick off at noon on December 1.