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Wild Bunch Shines at Home Opener vs. Elms

January 11, 2012

11/15/2011 NORTHAMPTON, Mass.–Six different Pioneers won at least one event as the Smith College swimming and diving team beat Elms College 157-120 in their first home meet of the season on Tuesday night.  Smith was bouyed by two wins from Mackenzie Bradley and a sweep of the diving events.

Bradley captured the 200 freestyle, finishing in 2:06.64, and added to her night with another win in the 200 yard backstroke, which she finished in 2:25.28.  She was followed in the 200 back by Alex Page, who came in second in 2:26.62, and Sarah Tucker, who took third in 2:31.90.

Paige Christie led a sweep of the top three places in the 1,000 freestyle, winning in 11:43.06, followed by Kelsey Swensen (12:04.90) and Ayla Staelin-Lefsky (13:38.47).

Emily Clark and Ariel Orr went neck-and-neck in the 100 breastroke, with Clark winning by less than a second in 1:14.01, just ahead of Orr, who touched the wall in 1:14.90.  Alyssa Pascuzzo won the 100 fly in 1:05.87, and came in second in the 100 free, in 58.19, only .09 seconds behind Tessa Dudunake of Elms.  Pascuzzo also came in second in the 50 fly, in 29.41.

Karen Fryefield won the three meter dive with a score of 190.60, and Chloe Barnett came in second with a score of 130.40.  Jenika Parson won the one-meter dive with a score of 250.15.

Alex Page took second in the 100 back in 1:07.07, followed by teammates Victoria Wu(1:11.10) and Sarah Tucker (1:11.80).  Olivia Bannon added a second place finished in the 200 breaststroke, and Clark, Orr, Pascuzzo, and Lauren Kauffman came in second in the 200 yard medley relay in 2:01:16.

Elms was led by Dudunake, who won the 50 free in 26.58 in addition to winning the 100 free.  Ashley Kirchner win the 200 yard breastroke in 2:43.18, and Devon Degrazia won the 500 free in 5:35.07.  Degrazia and Dudunake were joined by Chalis Bird and Diana Borys in the winning 400 freestyle relay in 3:56.09, while Degrazia, Bird, Dudunake, and Kirchner won the 200 yard medley relay in 2:00.83.


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