Venturing to Division I Providence for their first meet of the second semester, the Cardinals captured top honors in eight of the 13 events and came home with a 120-111 victory under their collective belts Sat., Jan. 5. Leading the way for Wesleyan with three individual wins was Cara Colker-Eybel '13 (right-side photo) while Angela Slevin '15 (left-side photo) took two individual events and led off the Cardinals' victorious 200-meter medley relay.
Colker-Eybel placed first in both the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle races and also secured top prize in the 100-meter fly. Slevin produced wins on the 200-meter free and 100-meter backstroke in addition to her relay triumph. Joining Slevin in the medley relay was Rachel Hirsch '15, Alexa Burzinski '15 and Ally Anderson '13. Hirsch added a 100-meter breaststroke victory to the Cardinals' cause. Carly Feinman '16 gave Wesleyan first-place points in the three-meter dive and that proved extremely valuable in Wesleyan's nine-point team decision.
Brown University also took part in the festivities at Providence, and hosted the diving events, but elected not to be scored in the meet.
Wesleyan had little rest before hitting the water again, this time with a familiar NESCAC opponent, Hamilton, at home Mon., Jan. 7, before heading down to Florida for a training week in warmer climate the next day. The Cardinals claimed first place in 10 of the 14 swimming events, again with Colker-Eybel leading the way, to secure a solid 176-122 win. Colker-Eybel won the 200 free and 100 fly, and was on both the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay which came away with wins.
Six other Cardinals had top finishes during the meet - Hirsch in the 100 breast, Burzinski in the 200 fly, Anderson in the 50 free, Roxy Capron '14 in the 200 breast, Alyssa Savarino '14 in the 100 free and Liyan Yao'16 in the 200 IM.