HANOVER, New Hampshire, February 5. THE Northeastern women's swimming and diving team concluded the regular season in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday, February 5. The Huskies dominated Rhode Island, 230-65, and dropped a 176-119 decision to host Dartmouth.
Northeastern concludes the regular season with an 8-4 (2-3 CAA) record.
The meet commenced on the diving platform, as freshman Candace Young had the top finish for the Huskies with a score of 244.15 which placed her third. Young would later return for a fifth-place score on the 1-meter platform, finishing behind teammates Rachael Peterson (third, 240.70) and Jennyfer Roberts (fourth, 239.45).
Freshman Julia Alvarez led the Huskies in the 100 yard breastroke, notching a first-place finish in 107.83. Teammate Keary McClernan followed for a third-place finish in 1:08.66. McClernan also earned a third-place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:28.26.
Seniors Sarah Martin and Erica Smotrycz finished 1-2 for Northeastern in the 50 yard freestyle, with Martin claiming victory in 24.65 and Smotrycz following in 24.73. Smotrycz later returned for a third-place finish in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 53.57.
Rookie Colleen McCormack finished second in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:35.79 while classmate Jenny Doolin finished third for the Huskies in the 500 freestyle in 5:12.51. A trio of freshmen finished 3-4-5 in the 200 freestyle with Julia Sepulveda (1:57.30), #Jenny Doolin (1:58.49) and #Adriana Sepulveda (2:00.00) respectively.
Dana Schelif was the top finisher for Northeastern in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:00.38 for third place, while Jill Kearns earned a third-place finish of her own in the 200 butterfly (2:07.62). Alison Blom had the best finish for Northeastern in the 100 butterfly, claiming third in 58.63.
Northeastern's strongest showing came in the 200 yard IM, as the Huskies claimed spots 1-4, with Julia Sepulveda leading the way in 2:13.94. She was followed by Kearns, Brie de Palezieux and Alvarez, respectively.
The Huskies posted a pair of second-place finishes in the relay events. The quartet of Nicole Colucci, Alvarez, Martin and Smotrycz finished second in the 200 yard medley with a time of 1:50.39 while the team of Martin, Smotrycz, Kelley Becherer and Chelsea Lim took second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:38.52.
The Huskies will now turn their focus to preparing for the Swimming & Diving CAA Championships, which will be held in Fairfax, Va. February 23-26.
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