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Banana Power! I Feel the Need… the Need for Speed (and Grace!) Smith wins over Husson: record 3-2

January 31, 2012

1/28/12:  The Smith Swimmers and Divers continue their pursuit of speed in the pool and grace on the diving board.  While the energy level differed from the previous Seven Sisters meet, the Wild Bunch displayed wonderful energy and sportsmanship toward Husson’s team and toward their own team.  It was a fun, competitive meet; swimmers and divers had best performances and others had best performances competing in new events.  Thanks to Husson for driving down to compete with us this past weekend!

Results below from the Smith Pioneers website:

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.–Alexandra Page was a part of three wins while Lauren Kauffmanand Karen Fryefield each won two events as the Smith College swimming and diving team cruised past Husson University 175-79 on Saturday afternoon at Dalton Pool.  The Pionners improved their dual meet record to 3-2.

Page got the meet off to a flying start for Smith, swimming the opening leg of the 200 medley relay in 31.24.  She was joined by Jenny PrinceRebecca Chazin, and Carly Mailly as winners in 2:12.33.  The foursome of Alyssa PascuzzoEmily LaneMichelle Cortrite and Olivia Bannon were right behind, touching the wall in 2:13.60.

Page also won the 50 yard breaststroke – swimming the event for the first time this season, the senior won in 37.77 seconds for a .11 margin over Husson’s Megan Call.  Page also set a new season best in the 100 yard freestyle, with a time of 1:01.69.

Kauffman won the 500 yard yard freestyle, with a time of 6:05.03, and picked up a victory in the 50 yard backstroke with a time of 34.02.  Fryefield won the 1-meter dive for optional dives with a score of 190.00, and the 1-meter with voluntary dives with a score of 162.50.

Alya Staelin-Lefsky led Smith to a sweep of the top three places in the 1000 yard freestyle.  Staelin-Lefsky bettered her season best by six seconds with a time of 13:32.46, followed by Katie Paulson Smith in 14:32.38 and Gillian Anderson in 15:16.76.

Robin Currens won the 200 yard freestyle in 2:13.37, followed by Victoria Wu (2:17.57) and Olivia Bannon (2:21.65).  It was a new season best time for Wu, whose previous best was 2:22.51.  Bannon also won the 50 yard butterfly  in 31.78 seconds.

Mackenzie Bradley won the 100 yard fly with a new season best of 1:05.02, and Jenny Prince won the 100 backstroke in 1:14.30, also a new season best.  Pascuzzo won the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:18.06, while Paige Christie captured the 200 yard IM in 2:28.53.

Husson was led by a win in the 200 yard freestyle relay by Casey Pray, Hali Fleishman, Erin Benner, and Sarah Klopp in 1:54.94, while Fleishman won the 50 yard freestyle in 28.78.

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