Inaugurating the home season by hosting Amherst Mon, Nov. 25, the Cardinals got some outstanding swims from Angela Slevin '15 (photo) as Wesleyan fell to its Little Three rival, 109-85. Starting out with the best split in the 100 backstroke during the initial 400 medley relay event with a 1:00.04 clocking, Slevin went on to win the 200 back with a time of 2:07.39. She followed up with a tremendous performance in the 400 IM, taking second place in 4:38.57, just 1.2 seconds over the Wesleyan program record set in 2012.
Roxy Capron '14 took second in the 100 breaststroke, turning in a 2:29.85 clocking. Serena Zalkowitz '17 came through with a :25.93 effort in the 50 free to finish third, just .62 seconds behind the winner.
This was the final dual meet of the first semester as the last action before break took place Sat., Dec. 7 at Cambridge, Mass. when Wesleyan competed in the second day of the MIT Invitational. Just two Cardinals took part in the activity and Slevin was a standout placing, third in the 400IM, ninth in the 100 backstroke and 11th in the 200 backstroke. She accounted for 31 teams points with her performance. With eight teams involved in the MIT festivities, 16 swimmers took part in the 400 IM while 37 participated in the 100 back and 25 entered the 200 back.
Up next for the squad will be a dual match at Hamilton Sat., Jan. 4.