Ten MIT seniors were honored this weekend at their final home meet of the season. The meet with Amherst was also devoted to the victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake. Over $300 was raised and donated to Partners in Health and the American Red Cross.
In the pool, senior captains Jeff Y. Zhou ’10, Rastislav Racz ’10 and Luke R. Cummings ’10 easily won the 200 medley relay with teammate Wyatt L. Ubellacker ’13. Their four years of hard work also paid off in their individual events. Additionally, the women achieved season best times in almost every race. Amy E. Jacobi pulled off a stellar performance and secured a NCAA B-cut time in the 100 butterfly.
On the diving boards, Elise A. Stave ’13 turned in a season-best performance, placing a close second on both 1-meter and 3-meter. Co-captain Kristie L. D’Ambrosio ’10 and Elizabeth L. Stavely ’11 also racked up points for the engineers, coming in second and third respectively. Despite injuries, Chao He ‘12 placed first for MIT in the 3-meter competition.
MIT swimming and diving will compete in the NEWMACs Championship meet in just two weeks. “We are by far one of the strongest teams in the NEWMAC,” says D’Ambrosio. “We are extremely excited to see how our hard work will pay off at championships!”