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MIT Men, Women Still On Top at NEWMAC Champs

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) men claimed titles in all but one event on the second day of the 2017 New England Women’s Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Swimming & Diving Championships being held in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Sports & Recreation Center.
 
MIT paced the field with 534 points as U.S. Coast Guard finished the day second (384). The host Engineers head into the penultimate day third (338) followed by Wheaton College in fourth (235), Babson College in fifth (177), Springfield College sixth (170) and Clark University seventh (130).
 
Saturday features the 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay and the 1-meter dive. Trials begin at 10am and finals at 6pm.
 
Friday Championship Results
 
(Champion earns first team All-Conference honors, runner up is second team All-Conference)
 
200-yard freestyle relay
 
Champion: MIT, 1:21.71 (Meet Record, NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Dane Erickson, Bouke Edskes, Jeremy Bogle, Josh Tomazin
 
*NOTE: Bogle, Erickson and Tomazin were in 2016 runner up foursome. Bogle was also on 2015 Championship team
 
Runner Up: WPI, 1:22.40 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
-        Jack Bauer, Andrew Kelleher, Frederick Burgwardt, Andrew Bauer
 
*NOTE: Bauer brothers were on 2016 Championship team, Andrew was part of 2015 runners up as he and Burgwardt were on 2014 Championship team
 
500-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Taylor Rowe, Coast Guard - 4:31.78 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
*Note: Rowe was runner up in 2016
 
Runner Up: Austin Von Heeringen, Springfield - 4:37.28
 
200-yard IM
 
Champion: Bouke Edskes, MIT – 1:50.88 (2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Brand McKenzie, MIT – 1:51.07 (2016 Qualifying Time)
 
*NOTE: Second consecutive year a freshman has won as McKenzie earned gold in 2016. It marks the eighth straight year an MIT student-athlete has won
 
50-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Jeremy Bogle, MIT – 20.78
 
Runner Up: Andrew Bauer, WPI – 20.86
 
*NOTE: Second consecutive title for MIT. Bauer was also runner up in 2015 and 2016.
 
400-yard medley relay
 
Champion: MIT, 3:18.22 (Meet Record, NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Daniel Smith, Brandon McKenzie, Bouke Edskes, Jeremy Bogle
 
*NOTE: All four were not in last year’s winning lineup. MIT has won each year since at least 2009-10.
 
Runner Up: WPI, 3:20.21 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Jack Bauer, Tim Petri, Seth MacDonald, Andrew Bauer
 
*NOTE: Petri has been the last four runner up teams. It is the second time for Andrew Bauer (2016) and MacDonald (2014)
 
MIT and WPI have been 1-2 in the 400 MR for five consecutive years. The Wheaton team also achieved a ‘B’ cut.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) won all the swimming events and Wellesley’s Maura Sticco-Ivins remained perfect in the 1-meter diving as the Engineers added to their margin on day two of the 2017 New England Women’s Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the Sports & Recreation Center.
 
MIT finished with 564 to lead Springfield College (296), WPI (272), Wheaton College (246), Wellesley College (223), U.S. Coast Guard Academy (190), Smith College (160), Clark University (143), Mount Holyoke College (114) and Babson College (88).
 
Saturday features the 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay and the 1-meter dive. Trials begin at 10am and finals at 6pm.
 
Friday Championship Results
 
(Champion earns first team All-Conference honors, runner up is second team All-Conference)
 
200-yard freestyle relay
 
Champion: MIT, 1:34.36 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut. 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Priscilla Wu, Delaney Burns, Lilia  Staszel, Veronika Jedryka
 
*NOTE: Fifth consecutive title for an MIT lineup and third for Jedryka (2016, 2014).
 
Runner Up: Wheaton, 1:37.11
-        Maggie Lawler, Caitlin Daley, Aleza Epstein, Jenna Hayden
 
*NOTE: Third straight runner up finish. All three included Hayden. Epstein was also on last year’s lineup.
 
500-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Mary Theilking, MIT - 4:59.02 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
Runner Up: Addie Chambers. MIT - 5:00.95
 
*NOTE: MIT won for the third consecutive year and occupied all medalist spots. Chambers won last year’s title and Theilking was runner up in 2015
 
200-yard IM
 
Champion: Kayla Holman, MIT – 2:06.40 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
Runner Up: Jessica Chen, MIT – 2:07.27 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
*NOTE: Chen was also the runner up in 2016
 
50-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Priscilla Wu, MIT – 23.53 (B and 2016)
 
Runner Up: Veronika Jedryka, MIT – 23.83 B
 
*NOTE: Jedryka is a three-time runner up (2016, 2015)
 
1m Diving
 
Champion: Maura Sticco-Ivins, Wellesley – 491.80
 
Runner Up: Elly Stone, Smith – 455.35
 
*NOTE: Sticco-Ivins, a junior, is 3-for-3 on the 1-meter
 
400-yard medley relay
 
Champion: MIT, 3:47.38 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Veronika Jedryka, Jessica Chen, Catherine Wu, Kayla Holman
 
*NOTE: Jedryka and Chen are three-time champions (2016, 2015). Jedryka was on runner up team n 2014
 
Runner Up: Wheaton, 3:54.92
-        Kathryn Cole, Elizabeth Bernardy, Aleza Epstein, Jenna Hayden

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