Ren, 200 Medley Relay Earn All-Conference Honors On Day Three of NEWMACs

Photo Courtesy Kenneth Chung
Photo Courtesy Kenneth Chung

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Dorothy Ren (San Jose, Calif.) earned individual New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Second Team All-Conference Honors in the 100 Fly and 100 Back and Wellesley College swimming and diving set five school records on day three of the 2016 NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Championships at MIT's Zesiger Center pool.

Wellesley also earned All-Conference honors in the 200 Medley Relay on a day that included six NCAA B-Cut times for the Blue through preliminary and final competition.

First year Karen Wang (Holmdel, N.J.) opened the third night of finals with a fourth place finish in the 400 IM, registering her second NCAA B-Cut time of the day in the event with a time of 4:36.04. Wang also recorded a B-Cut in the prelims of the 400 IM with a time of 4:36.17. Wang's preliminary time broke her own school record (4:39.34) in the event, before her time in the finals established another school record. 

Ren earned the first of her All-Conference honors in the 100 Fly, recording an NCAA B-Cut and Wellesley school record time of 56.60 in the finals after recording a B-Cut mark of 56.98 in the prelims. Ren topped her own record of 56.61 set in 2013.

Senior Charlotte Harris (Cincinnati, Ohio) set two school records in one race in the finals of the 100 Breast. After opening the day by breaking her own school record with a time of 1:06.22 in the prelims, Harris used a 50-yard school record opening leg of 30.69 to spur her to a new school record time and a fifth place finish in 1:06.19.

Harris' 50-yard gives her sole possession of a record that she had shared with Carolyn Jackson '13 (30.96), while her 100 Breast mark broke her own record of 1:06.48. 

Senior Ieva Galinyte (Irvine, Calif.) was next in the pool for the Blue, taking fourth in the 200 Free with a time of 1:54.24.

Ren returned to the pools as the evening moved to the 100 Back finals, recording her third B-cut time of the day with a time of 57.36. Ren's time tied her with MIT first year Catherine Wu (Pearland, Texas) for second, earning the duo shared Second Team All-Conference honors in the event. 

One more school record went down at the end of the evening, when first year Cathy Chen(Parsippany, N.J.) teamed with Harris, Ren and Galinyte to help the Blue close out the evening with an NCAA B-Cut time of 1:45.93 and a Second Team All-Conference performance in the 200 Medley Relay. 

Tomorrow's action features the 1,650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, women's 1-Meter diving and the 400 Free Relay. For more, check out the links below:

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