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Smith off to Strong Start at Spears Relays

January 11, 2012

11/5/2011 WELLESLEY, Mass.–The 2011-12 season got underway for the Smith College swimming and diving team as the Pioneers competed at the Betty Spears Relays, hosted by Wellesley College on Saturday.  Jenika Parson posted top five finishes in the one meter and and three meter diving events at the non-scoring meet.

Parson finished second in the one meter dive, with a score of 264.40, and fourth in the three meter dive, scoring 226.60.

The Pioneers also received top-10 finishes in the 200 yard fly/breast relay from the foursome of Olivia Bannon, Victoria Wu, Alyssa Pascuzzo, and Ariel Orr, who came in ninth in 2:10.37, while the relay team of Robin Currens, Alex Page, Lauren Kauffman, and Sarah Tucker posted a sixth place finish in the 200 back/free relay in 1:57.74.

Mackenzie Bradley teamed with first years Paige Christie and Pacuzzo to place sixth in the 300 yard fly medley relay in 3:20.43, while Pascuzzo and Christie joined forces with Orr and Kauffman for a seventh place finish in the 400 yard medley relay in 4:32.17.

Tucker, Page, and Currens earned a ninth place finish in 3:27.53 in the 300 yard backstroke relay, while Wu, Orr, and Jenny Prince combined for a 10th place finish in the 300 yard breastroke relay, in 3:56.13.  Bradley, and Christie, along with Kelsey Swensen and Emily Lane came in ninth in the 800 yard freestyle relay with a time of 8:52.90.

The 200 medley relay team of Page, Orr, Bannon, and Kauffman finished 10th in 2:05.58, while Page, Bannon, Pascuzzo and Kauffman came in eighth in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:52.10, and Bradley, Christie, and Swensen made up the 1,500 yard freestyle relay group that came in fifth in 17:10.79.  Bradley, Pascuzzo, Kauffman, and and Robin Currens also came in eighth in the 400 yard freestyle relay in 3:59.04.

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