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MIT Victorious at NEWMAC Champs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology secured its ninth consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving crown Sunday night in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Sports & Recreation Center. MIT has now won 12 of the 19 titles since the conference began sponsoring men’s sports. It also marks the seventh straight year the MIT men’s  and women’s programs have taken home the hardware.
 
MIT posted 1,462 points and were joined in the top three by U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1,099) and WPI (1,022). Wheaton College took fourth (614) followed by Springfield College (391), Babson College (309) and Clark University (221).
 
The 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships will be conducted March 15-18 at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. Prior to that, qualified divers will head to MIT Friday and Saturday for the NCAA Division III Diving Regional while swimmers await the first round of invites set to be revealed 5pm Wednesday on NCAA.com. The final list is slated for 8pm on Monday, February 27, also on NCAA.com.
 
 
MEN’S CO-SWIMMERS OF THE YEAR:
Jack Bauer, WPI and Bouke Edskes, MIT
 
MEN’S DIVER OF THE YEAR:
Samuel Solomon, MIT
 
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Bouke Edskes, MIT
 
 
Sunday Championship Results
 
(Champion earns first team All-Conference honors, runner up is second team All-Conference)
 
1,650-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Taylor Rowe, Coast Guard – 15:47.11 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Matt Woicik, MIT – 16:21.80
 
200-yard backstroke
 
Champion: Gabr Schneider, MIT – 1:49.06 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Daniel Smith, MIT – 1:50.34 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
*NOTE: Top three times were B cuts
 
100-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Jeremy Bogle, MIT – 45.46 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
Runner Up: Andrew Bauer, WPI – 45.44 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
200-yard breaststroke
 
Champion: Brand McKenzie, MIT – 2:02.00 (Meet Record, NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Tim Petri, WPI – 2:03.24 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
*NOTE: Top four times were B cuts
 
200-yard butterfly
 
Champion: Bouke Edskes, MIT – 1:49.64 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Dougie Kogut, MIT – 1:50.86 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
*NOTE: Top five times were B cuts
 
400-yard freestyle relay.
 
Champion: MIT, 3:00.16 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Jeremy Bogle, Bouke Edskes, Dougie Kogut, Josh Tomazin
 
Runner Up: WPI, 3:02.73 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
-        Karim Elsayed, Andrew Bauer, Frederick Burgwardt, Jack Bauer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claimed its seventh consecutive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Sunday night inside Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Sports & Recreation Center.
 
The champions accumulated 1,422 points. WPI (769.5) was 3.5 points ahead of Wheaton College (766) as Springfield College (742) finished fourth and Wellesley College (529) wound up fifth. U.S. Coast Guard Academy (483) placed sixth while Smith College (359.5) was seventh, Clark University (316) was eighth, Mount Holyoke College (235) was ninth and Babson College (169) was 10th.
 
The 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships will be conducted March 15-18 at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. Prior to that, qualified divers will head to MIT Friday and Saturday for the NCAA Division III Diving Regional while swimmers await the first round of invites set to be revealed 5pm Wednesday on NCAA.com. The final list is slated for 8pm on Monday, February 27, also on NCAA.com.
 
 
WOMEN’S SWIMMER OF THE YEAR:
Jenna Hayden, Wheaton
 
WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE YEAR:
Maura Sticco-Ivins, Wellesley
 
WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
Kayla Holman, MIT
 
 
 
Sunday Championship Results
 
(Champion earns first team All-Conference honors, runner up is second team All-Conference)
 
1,650-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Addie Chambers, MIT – 17:12.86 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Mary Thielking, MIT – 17:16.16 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
*NOTE: Top four times were B cuts
 
200-yard backstroke
 
Champion: Veronika Jedryka, MIT – 2:01.89 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Kathy Pan, MIT – 2:05.22
 
100-yard freestyle
 
Champion: Jenna Hayden, Wheaton – 51.88 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
Runner Up: Olivia Paione, Springfield – 52.72
 
200-yard breaststroke
 
Champion: Emily Medeiros, Springfield – 2:18.55 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Jessica Chen, MIT – 2:19.68 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
200-yard butterfly
 
Champion: Kayla Holman, MIT – 2:04.55 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
 
Runner Up: Mary Thielking, MIT – 2:05.32 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut)
 
3-meter diving
 
Champion: Maura Sticco-Ivins, Wellesley – 525.60
 
Runner Up: Vivian Zhou, MIT – 488.75
 
400-yard freestyle relay
 
Champion: MIT, 3:27.42 (NCAA ‘B’ Cut and 2016 Qualifying Time)
-        Kelly Craig, Jessica Chen, Kayla Holman and Veronika Jedryka
 
Runner Up: Wheaton, 3:31.29
-        Caitlin Daley, Maggie Lawler, Aleza Epstein, Jenna Hayden

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