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Women’s Swimming and Diving Defeats Division I Manhattan, 125-107

Kings Point, NY – Jacqueline White (Oradell, NJ) recorded a pair of individual victories and broke a 14 year old school record in the 100 fly as the USMMA women's swimming and diving team earned a 125-107 triumph over Division I Manhattan Saturday afternoon.  The victory marks the first time in head coach Sean Tedesco's tenure that the women's team has earned a win against a Division I opponent.

White hit the wall in the 100 fly in 1:01.51 to break one of the longest standing records in Academy history as well as defeat her nearest competitor by over four seconds.  White out-touched the opposition by almost six seconds with her time of 2:19.34 in the 200 IM.  Emily Boyson (Garland, TX) and Emily Olsen (Glenwood, NJ) put up a one-two finish in the 100 breaststroke as Boyson took first with a time of 1:11.36.

Alexandra Biehn (Burnsville, MN) matched White's win total with victories in both the 1,000 and 500 freestyle events.  Biehn outswam her season best in the 500 freestyle by six seconds, clocking in at 5:36.99.  Elizabeth Jackson (Albany, GA) earned first-place in one-meter diving while Lynae Harvey (Thornton, CO) captured the top spot in the three-meter event.

Megan Rumbles (Fenton, MI) had a superb day for USMMA, setting season bests in both the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle races.  Susanne Dannessa (Napperville, IL) also set a pair of season best times in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke.

The momentum for USMMA started early as the Mariners won the 200 yard medley relay that kicked-off the day of racing.  White, Boyson, Olsen, and Rumbles led throughout and combined for a time of 1:59.47.

The win ends action for Merchant Marine in 2012 as they will return to the pool after the new year.