Angela Slevin '15, NESCAC Performer of the Week (1/20), and Roxy Capron '14 Are Dominant Forces in the Water for Women's S&D vs. 6 NESCAC Rivals
Competing against Conn. College and Williams in a tri-meet Sat., Jan. 18, then taking on Tufts Sun., Jan. 19, the Cardinals fell to the Camels, 179-108, and the Ephs, 216-83, but came through with a victory over the Jumbos, 156.5-139.5. Angela Slevin '15 (main photo) and Roxy Capron '14 (photo insert upper left) were significant contributors for the Cardinals, especially in the victory over Tufts. Slevin was honored by the NESCAC with Performer of the Week laurels.
Slevin won three events against Tufts, capturing the 200 and 500 free as well as the 400 IM. Caprin also was a three-event champ as she placed ahead of the pack in the 50 and 100 breast and the 100 IM. Slevin also joined Rachel Hirsch '15, Alyssa Savarino '14 and Serena Zalkowitz '17 for a win in the 200 medley relay. Savarino won both the 50 and 100 butterfly as the Cardinals prevailed in nine of 14 swimming events. A triumph by Carly Feinman '16 on the one-meter board and and a two-three finish by Natasha Cucullo '15 and Feinman on the three-meter board were integral to the Cardinals' scoring success vs. Tufts.
Slevin and Capron each had an individual win in the tri-meet as Slevin took top honors over Conn and Williams in the 200 backstroke while Capron was victorious in the 200 breaststroke. Both Slevin, in the 1650 free and 200 IM, and Capron, in the 100 breaststroke, finished ahead of all Conn entries.
Wesleyan was back in the water Sat., Jan. 25, hosting Bowdoin, Colby and Trinity. The Cardinals controlled Colby, 172-123, while slipping past Trinity for the second time this season by a nearly identical 149-144 count. The first time the teams met at Bates, it was 149-145 Cardinal triumph. Wesleyan came away a 168-129 loser to Bowdoin during the four-team meet. Once again, Slevin and Capron were particularly impressive as each won twice. Slevin took both the 100 and 200 backstroke while Capron was the top finisher in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Slevin added a very tight second-place effort in the 200 individual medley, trailing the Bowdoin victor by a scant .12 seconds. Slevin and Capron also were part of the Cardinals' 200 medley relay that trailed Bowdoin by a mere .32 seconds in the opening race.
Wesleyan closes out the dual-race season Sat., Feb. 1, hosting Coast Guard in a meet that will be webcast.