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Smith College Athletics – Roehrich Sweeps Diving Events On Senior Day

January 16, 2011

Smith College Athletics – Roehrich Sweeps Diving Events On Senior Day.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.–Senior Alexis-Clair Roehrich swept the 1-meter and 3-meter dives as Smith College fell to Wellesley College 169-131 in the Pioneers’ first meet of 2011.

Roehrich and Jenika Parson took first and second place, respectively, in the 1-meter dive, with Roehrich scoring 243.70, and Parson scoring 237.15.  Roehrich then dominated the 3-meter, totalling 245.50, followed by Wellesley’s Hayley Goydan in 209.35, and Greylin Nielsen came in third with a score of 200.90.

Lily Seidman, one of six seniors honored before their final home meet, won the 100 yard backstroke in 1:05.10, edging out classmate Lenora Walter by 0.05, and Sarah Tucker made it a clean sweep of the top three places by finishing third in 1:10.06.  For Seidman, it was the second best time this season, only behind a 1:05.04 showing against Westfield State on November 20, 2011.

Walter grabbed her own first place result with a two second win in the 200 yard backstroke, finishing ahead of Wellesley’s Stephanie Welch in 2:21.36 seconds.  Emma Reim and Mackenzie Bradley ran neck-and-neck in the 500 yard freestyle, with Reim taking first place in a time of 5:27.62, and Bradley right behind in 5:28.51.  Bradley added a second place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle, finishing in 11:13.93 – her fastest showing in the event this season and a two second improvement on her previous best time in 2010-11.

The relay unit of Walter, Seidman, Victoria Wu, and Lauren Kauffman took second place in the 200 yard medley relay, finishing in 2:01.40.  Reim added a second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle, in 2:02.95, 1.7 seconds out of first place.  Ariel Orr and Victoria Wu notched second and third place finishes in the 100 yard breaststroke; Orr finished in 1:15.46, and Wu in 1:16.11.  Seidman added a second place finish in the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:22.29.  Reim, Bradley, Walter, and Robin Currens then closed out the meet with a second place finish in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:58.83.

Before the meet, seniors Lily Seidman, Joanna Goldfarb, Lenora Walter, Hillary Knight-Mitchell, Reyna Levine, and Alexis-Clair Roehrich were honored for their contributions to the program.  The Pioneers will travel to Wellesley next, on Saturday, January 22, to take part in the Seven Sisters Championship.




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