Rachel Hirsch '15 (photo insert left side) was a two-event overall winner during a three-team meet in Middletown Sat., Jan. 14 with Tufts and perennial national power Williams joining Wesleyan in the pool. Hirsch grabbed top honors in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke, providing the Cardinals with key team points, especially against Tufts, which Wesleyan defeated by a narrow 132-126 score. Wesleyan made up a 28-point shortfall from the two diving events by outpointing the Jumbos by 34 points over the 14 swimming competitions. Williams was a 167-91 winner over Wesleyan.
Angela Slevin '15 (main photo) was the overall winner in the 100 backstroke and topped her Tufts rivals in the 200 back as she also supported the Cardinal cause. In total, Wesleyan captured nine of the 14 swimming events vs. Tufts, with a win by more than three seconds in the final 400 free relay clinching the team triumph. Wesleyan led by a lone point heading into the final event, so whichever team captured the 400 free relay would secure the team win. Slevin was part of that triumphant Cardinal relay along with Elizabeth Baumgartner '15, Cara Colker-Eybel '13 and Alyssa Savarino '14. Colker-Eybel was ahead of her Tufts rivals in both the 100 and 200 free. Bailey Muchin '15 was an overall winner in the 500 free and Julia Fram '12 gave Wesleyan winning points vs. Tufts in the 400 IM.
Wesleyan hits the water again Sat., Jan. 21 with a home meet against Conn. College.