Cougars Splash Past League Rival Beavers, 142-95

Cougars Splash Past League Rival Beavers, 142-95

Babson Park, Mass. – The Clark University women's swimming and diving team had their second straight excellent dual meet performance on Saturday as they splashed past New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Babson, 142-95.

The Lead:
Quinn Mitchell
(West Hartford, Conn.), Melissa Orzechowski (Windsor, Conn.) and Karina Urquhart (Sanford, Maine) all won multiple individual events to lead the way for the Scarlet and White.

How It Happened:

  • Orzechowski won a trio of events for the second consecutive week, taking top honors in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:05.67), the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.25) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:19.47).
  • Mitchell took top honors in the 200-yard butterfly (2:26.16) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.28).
  • Urquhart, meanwhile, captured individual crowns in the 400-yard individual medley (4:57.50) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:06.63).
  • Clark had other individual event winners as well, including Niki Lew (Auburndale, Mass.), who touched the wall first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:46.92) and Sasha Kumar (Canyon City, Calif.), the first-place finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.36).
  • The 200-yard medley relay foursome of Urquhart, Lew, Jenna Harrison-Peters (Bethesda, Md.) and Mitchell posted a win with a time of 2:04.48.

Coach Speak:
"I think both teams took a big step forward today in terms of their competitiveness and cohesiveness.  They swam tough in close races in individual situations, and in some different events," said Clark University head coach Paul E. Phillips. "There was increased spirit and support for one another on deck and that showed in the performances. We need to keep working hard in all facets moving into the holiday and into final two weeks of workouts before the semester break."

Up Next:
The Cougars are off until Friday, December 2 when they take part in the Gompei Invitational at WPI.