Yurista Sweeps Diving, 200 Free Relay Wins as Women's Swimming and Diving Falls to Lyons

Katrina Yurista - WPI Women's Swimming & Diving 2023

WORCESTER -- In its first meet of the 2023 portion of the season, the WPI women's swimming and diving team fell to Wheaton on Thursday night.  

The Lyons came away with three wins on the evening, and 13 top-3 finishes on the night in the 201-91 loss.  

Katrina Yurista (Laramie, WY) swept the diving events at the meet, beginning with a 1-meter dive victory with a score of 213.15 followed by a 3-meter dive win with a score of 198.29.  

The 200 Free Relay squad, comprised of Lada DiMascolo (Puyallup, WA), Molly Sykes (Falmouth, MA), Elinor Ross (Brandon, VT), and Kristina Macleod (Jackson Hole, WY) closed the meet out with a win, touching the wall in a time of 1:42.93.  

The meet started off with a second place finish in the 400 Medley Relay as Leah Kolb (Canton, MI), Ross, Andrea Wu (Redmond, WA) and Morgan Foltz (North Easton, MA) combined for a 4:03.26 finish.  

Dimascolo clocked a third place finish in the 1000 Free with a time of 11:14.97, while Wu did the same in the 200 Free in 2:03.29.  

Kolb earned the team's first individual runner up showing of the night in the 100 Back with a time of 1:02.41 while Sykes followed up with a second place finish in the 200 Fly in 2:18.68 and Wu did the same in the 100 Free in 54.83.  

Kolb added a third place finish in the 200 Back in a time of 2:18.83 while Ross took third in the 200 Breast in 2:36.45. Wu added another runner up finish in the 100 Fly with a time of 1:00.76 before Sykes closed out the individual competition with a second place, 200 IM time of 2:19.73.  

Katie Walz (Bellevue, WA) won three individual events for the Lyons (50 Free - 24.22, 100 Free - 53.73 and 100 Fly - 58.93) and Emily Edds (Orcutt, CA) chipped in with a pair of victories (1000 Free - 11:03.11 and 500 Free - 5:26.42). 

The Engineers look to bounce back when they return to the Sports and Recreation Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24 against Clark at 6pm.  Wheaton is back at it Saturday, venturing to Trinity College at 1pm.