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Amherst Women Earn 160-131 Win Over MIT

The Amherst swimming and diving Class of 2009 was honored before the meet.
AMHERST, MA – The Amherst College women’s swimming and diving team earned a 160-131 win over MIT Sunday afternoon at Pratt Pool to improve to 6-1 in dual meets this season. The Lord Jeffs return to action Saturday, Feb. 7, when they wrap up the regular season by traveling to take on Springfield College.

Amherst honored its 10 seniors before the meet, several of whom picked up wins on the day. In the diving events, tri-captain Sabrina Dorman (Chevy Chase, MD) earned a score of 262.80 on the 1-meter board before scoring a 271.80 on the 3-meter board. Both of Dorman’s dives earned NCAA “B” scores, as she put in a stellar performance in her final meet at Pratt Pool.

Also excelling in her final home meet was Meaghan Stern (Albuquerque, NM), who won the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.40) and swam the final leg of the winning 400 freestyle relay. Stern came up just short in the 100 freestyle, finishing four-tenths of a second behind MIT’s Amy Jacobi. Joining Stern in the 400 relay were fellow seniors Mary Marvel (Williamsburg, MA), Erin Morrison (Old Greenwich, CT) and Alex Lee (Piedmont, CA).

Lee added a win in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.92 and Morrison swam the last leg of the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.04), while classmate Kara MacLaverty (Kenilworth, IL) won the 200 backstroke in 2:10.35 to round out the day’s winning Amherst seniors.

Sophomore Andrea Jensen (Burnsville, MN), senior Margaret Tato (Chatham, NJ) and junior Ellen Fitzgerald (Indianapolis, IN) finished one-two-three in the 200-yard breaststroke, with Jensen leading the way at 2:32.47. Tato was also the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.08), as she finished behind first-year Rebecca Kelley (Richmond, VA), who won the race in 1:10.66.

Sophomore Kendra Stern (Albuquerque, NM) continued her impressive season by winning the 50-yard freestyle (23.78), 500 freestyle (5:01.02) and 200-yard individual medley (2:09.14), all three of which were NCAA “B” times. Junior Kendall Dacey (West Roxbury, MA) won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:13.00 to round out the Lord Jeff victories on the day.

In addition to Dorman, Lee, MacLaverty, Marvel, Morrison, Meaghan Stern and Tato, seniors Jackie De La Fuente (Westfield, NJ), Ellen Hewitt (Stratford, CT) and Kiley Wong (Los Angeles, CA) were honored on Senior Day before competing in their final meet at Pratt Pool.