Swim & Dive
Wellesley Swim & Dive placed sixth at the 2022 NEWMAC Championships hosted by MIT last weekend. Wellesley scored 482.5 points in total, just behind WPI and Coast Guard. Jessica Wegner ’22 led the Blue, placing first in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.30, her third time winning the event at a NEWMAC Championship. Her swim scored her the NEWMAC record as well as the Wellesley program record. She is currently ranked 11th in the nation in the 100 fly, and will be traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana for the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on March 16-19. Here, she will compete in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke. Wegner is the first swimmer to represent the Blue at the NCAA Championships since 2012.
Track and Field
The Blue sent four runners, Ari Marks ’22, Maya Bradbury ’22, Claire Anderson ’23 and Ellie Murphy-Weise ’22, to the New England DIII Championships at Colby College in Waterville, ME last weekend. Marks finished first in the 3k meter run and the 5k run scoring All-Region Honors. Marks’ time of 9:41.73 set the 3k record at the Colby College indoor track. Bradbury, Anderson and Murphy-Weise took 14th, 16th and 20th place, respectively, in the 3k. The Blue will be heading to the Tufts National Qualifying Meet next Saturday, March 5.
On Saturday, Wellesley Fencing earned a third place finish at the NEIFC Championships at Brandeis University. The Blue finished second in the foil squad, fifth in the sabre squad and fourth in the epee squad. Brooke Dodrill ’23 was the Blue’s highest finisher in the sabre, scoring fifth. In foil, the Blue’s top finisher was Alexia Gilioli ’23 placing fourth in the A pool. Kimberley Kimura ’23 placed third in the A pool in epee. Wellesley Fencing will compete at the NCAA Northeast Regional at Vassar College on Sunday, March 13.
The Blue competed in their season opener last week against Framingham State. The Blue finished in a 18-3 loss. Liz Sugg ’23 finished the game with two goals, while Eleanor Mallett ’22 scored the third for the Blue. Lorna Li ’22 and Hannah Pangborn ’23 led the defensive side with a combined 14 saves. The Blue will host their home opener next Wednesday, March 9 against Curry College.
Wellesley Tennis hosted their home opener against RPI on Saturday afternoon. The Blue defeated their opponent 5-4. Highlights from the match include Cristiana DeAgazio ’24 and Michelle Shen ’22 earning their first victory (8-2) in a doubles match. Additionally, the No. 1 doubles team of Annissa Mu ’24 and Melinda Alviar ’24 earned a close 8-7, 7-5 victory against their RPI counterparts. On the singles side, Mu earned a 6-1, 6-4 victory. DeAgazio finished the match for the Blue with a pair of singles wins. Wellesley will travel to NYU next Saturday, March 5 for a 1 p.m. match.
Blue Crew will begin their season on March 26 at the Washington College Invitational in Chestertown, MD. The College Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) recently announced the NCAA Division III Rankings, in which the Wellesley College Crew team is ranked preseason No. 1.