Dec. 2, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's swimming team played host to a large group of schools Saturday during the first two sessions of the Nutmeg Invitational. The first of two sessions were highlighted by Jane Kim's win in the 50 yard freestyle.
Kim gave the Bulldogs their first win of the meet with her victory in the 50 free. Her time of 24.57 in heat 11 not only edged teammate Alexis Mann for 1st in the heat, but also put her 1st overall. Mann's time of 24.77 was 2nd overall, and Andrea Clifford captured 4th overall with her 3rd place finish behind Mann in the same heat.
Yale's distance swimmers were led in the morning session by Caroline Dowd. Dowd finished 2nd in the 500 yard freestyle. Her time of 5:06.44 was not enough to beat Central Connecticut's Kristen Jurzynski.
The Bulldogs also had a strong showing in the 200 yard freestyle. Yale captured 4th, 6th and 10th in the event. Chase Butler finished 4th in a time of 1:56.22, closely followed by Nicole Swaney, who finished in 6th with a time of 1:57.18. Dowd finished in 10th.
Yale also got a strong performance out of Ashley Kochanek, who finished in 3rd in the 400 yard Individual Medley. Kochanek finished in a time of 4:40.80. In addition to Kochanek's performance, the Bulldogs performed well in the 100 yard butterfly. Katelyn Kane and Jane Kim claimed 5th and 6th respectively
Yale will compete in the one remaining session of the Nutmeg Invitational Sunday afternoon.
Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity