January 19, 2013

Women's Swimming & Diving Places Second At Worcester City Championship

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Mary Kate Schulte (Des Moines, Iowa) finished first in the 50-yard freestyle with a new pool record time of 25.59 as the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team finished second at the Worcester City Championship on Friday and Saturday. The Crusaders totaled 816.5 points while Assumption finished in first place with 1,154 points. WPI took third with 728.5 points and Clark finished fourth with 634 points. Schulte also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 55.64 seconds.

The 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams each added first place finishes. The 200 team comprised of sophomore Kristie Coleman (Brooklyn, N.Y.), senior Katelyn Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine), senior Laura Webber (Hampden, Mass.) and Schulte finished with a time of 1:43.55 while the 400 team of senior Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine), Katelyn Desrosiers, Webber and Schulte touched the wall in a new meet record time of 3:43.06.

Kristen Desrosiers tallied second place finishes in the 400-yard IM and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 4:48.23 and 2:13.96, respectively. She also finished third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.37. Sophomore Anna Villani (Hanover, Mass.) added a third place finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:21.27 and Katelyn Desrosiers also finished third in the 200 breaststroke, touching the wall at 2:34.87.

The women's swimming and diving team will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26, in a dual meet at Providence at 1:00 p.m.