Women’s Swimming & Diving Downs Babson

Isaacs wins three individual events for Lyons.

Wheaton College senior Caroline Isaacs (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) won three individual events to the women's swimming and diving team past Babson College, 149-92, on "Senior Night" at the Balfour Natatorium. 

Prior to the dual meet against the Beavers, seniors Dana Auger(Milford, Mass./Milford), Isaacs, Julia Kusiak Carey (Shawmut, Maine/Lawrence), Kirstie Parkinson (Singapore, Singapore/Singapore American School) and Elle Van Cott(Delmar, N.Y./Bethlehem Central) were all honored for their contributions towards the swimming and diving program. 

Isaacs earned first place finishes in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:08.57), 200-yard individual medley (2:19.22) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.55). Isaacs was dominant in the pool winning each event by at least three seconds or more. 

Van Cott also turned in a strong performance on "Senior Night" winning the 200-yard freestyle in 2:04.12 while aiding the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Helen Grant (Suffield, Conn./Loomis Chafee School), Kelsey Meyer (Malvern, Pa./Conestoga) and Cara Morris (Irvington, N.Y./Irvington) to a first place finish in a total time of 1:44.29. 

Auger and Parkinson teamed up with Morris and freshman Courtney Leach (Gilford, N.H./Gilford) in the 200-yard medley relay for first place overall with a time of 1:55.05. Parkinson also finished second overall in the 100-yard breaststroke and freshman Mikaela Puth (Rumson, N.J./Canterbury School) was third overall in 1:16.69. 

Morris claimed first place honors in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:04.10 and sophomore Kelsey White (Bath, Maine/Morse) ranked third overall in the event in 1:06.94. 

Grant was first overall in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 58.12-seconds and second overall in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:22.45. 

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, freshman Ceara Bowman (Centerville, Mass./Portsmouth Abbey School) placed second overall in 11:26.07 and Kusiak Carey ranked third overall in 11:54.84 to sweep the event for the Lyons. 

Wheaton also swept the 500-yard freestyle event as Bowman placed first in 5:35.49, freshman Julia Baynes (Winchester, Mass./Winchester)was second in 5:40.84 and Kusiak Carey checked in at third overall with a time of 5:42.78. In the 200-yard freestyle, Baynes posted a third place finish with a time of 2:09.04. 

In the 50-yard freestyle, Leach took runner-up honors in 25.91-seconds while Meyer placed third overall in 27.10-seconds.

Leach also placed second overall in the 100-yard freestyle (58.83-seconds) while Auger and Van Cott were second and third overall, respectively, in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:03.22 and 1:06.76. 

On the diving board, freshman Sydney Gillis (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) ranked fourth overall in the one-meter dive with 178.12 points and third in the three-meter dive with 182.10 points. 

Wheaton returns to the pool Thursday, Jan. 24 as the Lyons travel to WPI for a dual meet scheduled at 6:30 p.m.


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