January 22, 2011

Holy Cross Women’s Swimming & Diving Wins Worcester City Championship

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine) was named the Swimmer of the Meet for her record-breaking performances in the 200 IM, 200 Free and 100 fly, as the Holy Cross women's swimming & diving team won the 10th annual Worcester City Championship held at the Hart Center on Friday and Saturday. The Crusaders won the team title with 625 points, Assumption finished second with 393, Clark finished third with 337 and WPI placed fourth with 263.

Desrosiers finished first in the 200 IM with a meet-record time of 2:12.29, first in the 200 free with a meet-record time of 1:59.96 and first in the 100 fly with a meet-record time of 1:00.81. Senior Gael Carter (Tampa, Fla.) led the Crusaders with two, record breaking performances. Carter finished first in the 100 back with a record time of 59.96 seconds and first in the 50 free with a record breaking time of 25.16 seconds.

Also leading Holy Cross with first place finishes was sophomore Katelyn Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine) with first place finishes in the 400 IM (4:53.88) and 200 breast (2:36.01). Sophomore Natalie Livingston (Auburn, Wash.) finished first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:12.04.

The Crusaders broke three meet records in the relay events. The team of Carter, Katelyn Desrosiers, Kristen Desrosiers and junior Maggie Beaudouin (Madison, N.J.) finished first in the 400 medley relay with a record breaking time of 4:09.14. Beaudouin, sophomore Nicole Passa (East Greenwich, R.I.), sophomore Gina Mannix (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Carter set a new record time of 1:42.62 in the 200 free relay and the team of Beaudouin, Mannix, Kristen Desrosiers and Carter set a new meet record in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:43.57.  Holy Cross also finished first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:54.38.

The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team will continue action next week when it travels to Providence on Jan. 29 for a dual meet with the Friars.