Worcester, Mass. – Five different swimmers won individual events and the Clark University women's swimming and diving team posted a 128-95 win over Trinity College in the Cougars first home meet of the season on Saturday at the Kneller Center Pool.
How It Happened:
Lauren Clark (Haverhill, Mass.), Amelia Muratori (Southbury, Conn.), Melissa Orzechowski (Windsor, Conn.) and Karina Urquhart (Sanford, Maine) all won multiple events to lead the Cougars' performance on the afternoon, while the 200-yard medley relay squad of Sasha Kumar (Canyon City, Calif.), Urquhart, Quinn Mitchell (West Hartford, Conn.) and Muratori also posted a victory (1:54.78).
Clark won both the 1-meter (184.28) and 3-meter (177.80) events, while Muratori touched the wall first in both the 50-yard freestyle (25.65) and the 100-yard freestyle (56.55).
Orzechowski took home top honors in the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.34), the 500-yard freestyle (5:26.13) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:03.84).
Urquhart, meanwhile, finished first in the 200-yard IM (2:17.75) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.14).
The Cougars' other individual event win came courtesy of Mitchell, who was first in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.97).
The women stepped up in every way possible," said Clark University head coach Paul E. Phillips. "Out of six close races that could have gone either way, we won every first-place touch-out, and a few by a very small margin. That is something we work on, and the results showed today."
More Coach Speak:
"We were honored to participate in Pat's tribute today," said Phillips. "Pat was a good friend and someone who gave so much of himself to Clark and our athletics community. I've been talking to our team about him this week, and we talked about it again today. While Pat was not a swimmer, he was a tremendous competitor. We wanted to channel some of that competitive passion today and I believe we did."