Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Ninth Place in NEWMAC Championship

Women's Swimming and Diving Takes Ninth Place in NEWMAC Championship

Cambridge, Mass.--The Clark University women's swimming and diving team wrapped up the 2018 season at the NEWMAC Championship on Sunday. MIT accumulated 1314 pointed which was 312 ahead of second place Wheaton College. Behind MIT and Wheaton was Springfield in third (795.5 points), WPI in fourth (721), Coast Guard in fifth (575.5), Wellesley in sixth (449), Smith in seventh (261), Mount Holyoke in eighth (242), Clark in ninth (230) and Babson in tenth (203). The MIT women's swimming and diving team won its eighth straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship.

Mira Siewert (Westbrook, Conn.), Amelia Muratori (Southbury, Conn.), Quinn Mitchell (West Hartford, Conn.) and senior Charlotte Gray (Sandy Hook, Conn.) swam the 800 yard freestyle relay "A" final in a season best 8:24.96 to kick start the Championship in event 1. Gray, Muratori, Mitchell and Allison Dubick (Cornwall, N.Y.) swam the fourth event, the 200 yard freestyle relay, "A" final in 1:41.96 for a 7th place finish ahead of Smith College, Babson College and Mount Holyoke.

Muratori posted a season best time in the 50 yard freestyle "B" final (Event 10) with a time of 25.21.

Dubick, Siewert, Mitchell and Muratori swam the 400 yard medley relay and earned Clark a 7th place finish over Babson, Mount Holyoke and Smith College with a time of 4:10.17 in the "A" final. On Saturday Dubick, Muratori, Mitchell and Siewert earned Clark 6th place in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:52.47. 

Mitchell posted a season best in the women's 100 yard butterfly when she earned 3rd place in a school record breaking time of 56.85 on Saturday. On Sunday she swam the 200 yard butterfly "B" final in a season best 2:11.57.

Senior Jenna Harrison-Peters (Silver Spring, Md.) swam a season best 200 yard IM when she finished in 2:24.13 in the preliminary round.