Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College women's swimming & diving program raced hard Saturday afternoon, seeing a fifth-place result at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Tech Sprints. Trinity has seen an extremely busy two weeks, completing its regular season on Saturday after a handful of fantastic individual performances.
Bates College swept both the men's and women's results, taking first with a final score of 1,535. Host-school WPI placed second with 1,226.5 points, and Wheaton rounding out the top three with 809.5 points. Roger Williams finished with 581.5 points, and Trinity rounding out the five schools with a total of 474.5.
A hot start for the Bantams saw the 200-yard medley relay team take third place, with junior Samantha McStocker (Weston, Conn), sophomore Serena Ly (West Newton, Mass.), sophomore Emily Murphy (Gansevoort, N.Y.), and sophomore Olivia Fournier (Southington, Conn.) producing the result. McStocker followed up with a second-place result in the 100-yard backstroke, with a fourth-place finish from Fournier in the 100-yard freestyle behind it. Sophomore Zoryanna Matlashewski (Anoka, Minn.) took third in the 200-yard IM, with third-place result from Fornier in the 50-yard freestyle to follow. Matlashewski took the only Trinity crown, finishing first in the 400-IM. First-year Rachel Papalski (Flemington, N.J.) saw a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, and McStocker rounded out the afternoon with a third-place result in the 200-yard backstroke.
The Bantams regroup as a team on Thursday, February 13, taking part in the NESCAC Championships. Day one of the meet is slated for 7 p.m., with Middlebury hosting. The Bantam dive team will betraveling to Rensselaer on Saturday, with meet time for the RPI Diving Invitational set for 12 p.m.