WORCESTER, Mass. (Jan. 13, 2012) – Following a 40-day hiatus, the Mount Holyoke College swimming and diving team returned to action with a tri-meet against Clark University and Wheaton College this afternoon at the Kneller Center Pool. Led by first year Maya Lazarovich, the Lyons came out on top in seven of the 13 events to secure a split. They topped Wheaton 126-110 but fell 124-119 to Clark.
Lazarovich racked up three individual victories to set the tone. In addition to shattering the program record with her time of 2:29.91 in the 200-yard breaststroke, she also picked up wins in the 200-yard individual medley (2:17.91) and 200-yard butterfly (2:17.10).
Senior Lydia Bowers also figured in on three first place finishes. After tapping the wall first in both the 100-yard (55.60) and 200-yard (2:02.69) freestyle races, she joined forces with sophomore Lauren Williams, first year Rachel Boynton and senior Sarah Rooney to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:44.17).
Boynton took home top honors in the 500-yard freestyle (5:37.10). Meanwhile, first year Dana Fry chipped in with a second place finish in the three-meter diving competition (185.25).
Mount Holyoke (4-2) will return to action at Simmons College tomorrow at noon.