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Women’s Swimming Drowns Grinnell, 164-73, in Dual Meet at Naples

Sydney Krisanda

NAPLES, Fla. – Senior Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) factored into three winning performances to help propel the Connecticut College women's swimming team to a convincing 164-73 dual meet victory over Grinnell in Florida on Saturday afternoon.

The Camels improved to 2-0 in dual meets this season by winning every swimming event contested between the two programs. Wilber first swam the leadoff leg for the 200-yard medley relay which touched the wall in 1:50.41. The group also included sophomore Brooklyn Hayes (Granville, Mass.) as well as seniors Danielle Fergus (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) and Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.).

After senior Sydney Krisanda (Webster, N.Y.) cruised to win the 1,000 free in 10:59.22, which was nearly 23 seconds faster than her nearest competitor, Wilber won two individual events by punching in times of 2:01.77 in the 200 free and 1:01.62 in the 100 back, respectively. Sophomore Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.) also captured a pair of individual events, notching first-place marks of 4:45.01 in the 400 IM and 5:19.35 in the 500 free, while sophomores Brynn Campbell (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) as well as Haskell and Hayes were each victorious in one race apiece.

Connecticut College (2-0) will next host nationally-ranked Williams on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 1 p.m.