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Wild Bunch pours heart into swimming & diving during last dual meet against Mount Holyoke

February 8, 2012

Senior recognition youtube video:

2/4/2012:  Both Smith and Mount Holyoke swimmers and divers were electrified with their team support during the meet this past Saturday.  Despite illness and injury on both sides, the Lyons and Wild Bunch had fantastic, exciting swims.  Prior to the meet, all seniors on both teams were honored for all their hard work, energy, camaraderie, and dedication to their respective teams.  Seniors on the Wild Bunch, we thank you whole-heartedly for everything you have contributed to the team.  You have made a thousands of  memories on the SSDT.    We will miss you terribly next year and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors outside of Smith =).  Thank you to the senior parents for their wonderful support over the past four years!  AND thank you for the most delicious spread of food after the meet.  It was lovely having both athletes and parents get together at the end of the meet.

Article from main Smith Pioneers website:

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.–Jenika Parson won both diving events, and Mackenzie Bradley won the 1,000 free, the 100 fly, and the 200 fly as the Smith College swimming and diving team fell to Mount Holyoke College 163-135 on Senior Day on Saturday.

Before the meet, the six Smith seniors – Rebecca ChazinKaren FryefieldCarly Mailly,Alexandra PageJenny Prince, and Rebecca Rosen – were honored for their contributions to the program for the past four years.

Parson dominated both boards, scoring 255.30 on the 1-meter and 231.40 on the 3-meter to win by 71 and 45.75 points, respectively.  Karen Fryfield also took second place in both, scoring 184.30 on the 1-meter and 185.65 on the 3-meter.

Bradley bettered her season best in the 1,000 free by four seconds, winning in 10:58.47 for a 38 second victory.  Her time of 1:03.28 won the 100 fly by .28 seconds, and beat her previous best this year by nearly two seconds.  She also won the 200 yeard fly in 2:17.83, with nearly a 20 second margin of victory and a new season best time.

Page was joined by Ariel OrrPaige Christie, and Lauren Kauffman for a second place finish in the 200 yard medley relay in 2:00.52, while adding a second place time in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke with a new season bests of 1:04.87, and 2:20.16, respectively.

Orr and Victoria Wu claimed second and third in the 100 yard breaststroke, separated by just a fraction of a second.  Orr touched the wall in 1:14.69, with Wu just behind in a season best 1:14.76.  Kauffman claimed second place in the 50 yard freestyle in 26.99, as well as second in the 100 freestyle in 58.94.  Wu also came in second in the 200 breaststroke, beating her previous season best by nearly six seconds in 2:39.83.

Alyssa Pascuzzo reeled in second place finishes in the 200 yard IM and the 100 fly, finishing in 2:21.22 and 1:03.56, respectively.

The meet concluded Smith’s regular season schedule – the Pioneers will next compete in the NEWMAC championships, starting on February 17 at MIT.

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Picture courtesy of the Smith Pioneers site:

Seniors & Coaches huddle after Senior Recognition

More pictures from the meet:

Start of the 1000 yard Freestyle

Mack after taking time off of her 1000 free, 200 fly, and 100 fly!

Distance love! First years Paige Christie and Emily Lane

Carly counting for Mack during the 1000

Watching Senior recognition


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