CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Hope Walsh hit an NCAA B-cut as the Keene State College swim and dive team took part at the MIT Invitational over the weekend. Keene State's women's team finished in sixth place with 282 points, while the men were also sixth, scoring 125 points.
Walsh took third in the 1,650 free, hitting an NCAA B-Cut in 17:28.73. The 4x400 relay team of Hannah Wood, Katie Brandeberry, Alex McCafferty, and Margaret Dean finished in 8:13.46, while the men's quadrant of JT Barth, Patrick Doyle, Jay Fritz, and Zack Kressler clocked in at 7:42.19.
Dean, Brandeberry, Walsh, and Emily McMahon teamed up to take third in the B final of the 200 free relay with a time of 1:40.45, and in the C final, Sydney McGough, Sophie Freese, Madison Pechulis, and Olivia Pechulis took fourth in 1:47.87. Walsh added an eighth place overall finish in the 200 free in 1:57.33.
Doyle took home fourth place in the C final of the 200 fly in 2:03.93.
Freese, Mackinnon, Molly O'Connor, and McCafferty were second in the C final of the 200 medley relay in 1:57.09, while Walsh was third in the B final of the 500 free in 5:14.58. Wood took home second place in the B final of the 200 back (2:09.08) and a second place nod in the B final of the 100 free in 55.55. The Pechulis sisters went 1-2 in the C final of the 200 breast stroke, with Madison in first in 2:33.23, and Olivia in second in 2:35.82.
Keene State will resume action on January 10, 2018, hosting Roger Williams University.