November 22, 2013

Bulldogs Victorious Over In-State Rivals

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Yale women's swimming and diving team started Thanksgiving Break off with an impressive meet, beating two Nutmeg State rivals, the University of Bridgeport and Sacred Heart University.  The Bulldogs topped the host Bridgeport Knights by a score of 100-79 and beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers 107-76.

In the first event of the day, the 200-meter medley relay, Yale's "A" relay team of Elizabeth Fosburgh, Olivia Jameson, Ali Stephens-Pickeral and Kina Zhou defeated all comers, winning in a time of 2:01.29.  Yale's "B" team of Michelle Chintanaphol, Sydney Hirschi, Kasey Mann and Emma Smith tied for third place in 2:03.86.

Eva Fabian won the next event, the 800-meter freestyle, by almost 20 seconds, finishing in 8:51.36.  Courtney Randolph finished third for the Bulldogs, in a time of 9:19.18.

The 200-meter freestyle saw Yale go 1-2-3.  Jameson won in 2:06.67, barely out touching Fabian, who finished in 2:06.79.  Rebecca DeLaFuente finished third in 2:11.51.

Yale freshmen went 1-2 in the 50 meter freestyle, with MacKenzie Franklin pacing the field in 27.59 seconds and Chintanaphol in second, posting a time of 27.81.

Zhou finished first in the 200-meter individual medley, winning in a time of 2:24.72.  Emily Gudbranson was second, in 2:28.44 and Mann finished fourth in 2:32.74.

Isla Hutchinson-Maddox won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:04.01, ahead of Randolph in third with a time of 1:06.31.

In the 100-meter freestyle, Anna Wujciak finished first in 59.24 seconds, ahead of Fabian in 1:01.38. 

It was a dominating performance for the Bulldogs, who will look to carry the momentum on to the latter part of the season.  Yale now looks ahead to the meat of its Ivy League schedule.  The Bulldogs travel next to Princeton for the Princeton Invitational on Dec. 6, 7 and 8.  

Report filed by Lyon Van Voorhis '15, Yale Sports Publicity

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