SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - It was another victory for the Mount Holyoke College swimming & diving team, who bested Westfield State University by a 160-139 margin in dual meet action on Saturday. The Lyons are now 2-1 in dual meets this season, while the Owls slip to 0-2.
Sophomore Ashton Bliss then powered her way to a win in the 1000-yard freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 11:38.78. Park, along with sophomore Courtney Dunham went on to take 2nd (2:07.96) and 3rd (2:11.83) in the 200-yard freestyle, while rookie Adrienne Corr was runner-up in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 32.65.
Groves and rookie Emma Sullivan then posted second (32.10) and third (35.83) in the 50-yard breaststroke, as Brown garnered runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:05.14.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Mukulu was second with a time of 26.40, while sophomore Riley Hicks earned fourth with a time of 28.58.
Groves and Mukulu then went 1-2 in the 100-yard free as Groves touched the wall first in a time of 56.35, followed by Mukulu in second with 59.69. Park earned runner-up in the 100-back with a time of 1:03.69, while Sullivan was second in the 100-yard breaststroke with a mark of 1:18.27.
Brown took second in the 500-free with a time of 5:46.81, while Bliss was victorious in the 50-fly with a time of 30.47. Nemivant went on to win the 3-meter diving event, posting an NCAA Qualifiying score of 273.40 points, while in the 100-yard individual medley, Groves picked up the win with a time of 1:03.48.
The meet rounded out with the 200-yard free relay as Brown, rookie GiGi Picard, Park and Mukulu combined to win in a time of 1:48.15.
Mount Holyoke returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Wellesley for a 1pm meet against the Blue.