SWIMMING & DIVING

RPI-WPI dual-meet goes swimmingly

Rensselaer's swimming & diving is 3-0 for the season, after going undefeated in 2015-2016

LAST SEASON, RENSSELAER SWIMMING & DIVING WENT undefeated. Thus far, the team has seen promising results this season. (file photo)

Rensselaer’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a dual-meet against Worcester Polytechnic Institute at home on Saturday, November 5. The men had a close win at 151–148 while the women won comfortably at 188–113.

On the men’s team, sophomore Dan Hendricks won the 500 and 1000-yard freestyle, Senior Richard Dong won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, Sophomore Mavin Liu won the 200-yard butterfly. Sophomore Alex Chused won the 1 and 3-meter dive. Sophomore Noah Pan won the 200-yard backstroke. Dong, sophomore John Alberta, junior Brandon Koo, and senior captain Andrew Klobucher won 200-yard freestyle relay. The relay put the men’s team ahead of Worcester, securing their victory and extended their winning streak to 12.

On the women’s team, sophomore Amanda Wang, senior captain Siena Sara, junior Shanny Lin, and junior Erin Kane began the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay. Junior Danielle Sauve won the 50, 100, 200, and 500-yard freestyle as well as the 400-yard individual medley. Wang won the 100 and 200-yard backstroke. Sara won 100 and 200-yard breaststroke. Lin won the 100 and 200-yard butterfly. Freshman Jessica Kugelman won the 1-meter dive. The women’s team concluded the meet with Kane, Sauve, Wang, and junior Michaela Yamashita winning the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Both teams have two dual-meets next weekend. The first will be at Vassar College on Saturday then Hartwick College will be at home on Sunday.