Viator & McGahie Lead Bentley to 5th Straight Win in Women’s Swimming

Kaitlin McGahie
Kaitlin McGahie

WALTHAM, Mass. – Junior Kaitlin McGahie (Boylston/Tahanto Reg. HS) and freshman Emily Viator (Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock HS) both won three individual events as the Bentley University women's swimming and diving team stretched its winning streak to five with a 149-108 victory over Norwich University Saturday afternoon at the Brandeis University pool.

McGahie recorded wins in the 50 yard breaststroke (33.03 seconds), the 100 breast (1:11.07) and the 50 butterfly (28.42), helping the Falcons post a 1-2-3 sweep in the 50 breast and 50 fly. Viator was the first to the wall in the 200 freestyle (2:03.00), the 50 free (26.80) and the 100 individual medley (1:04.48) with Bentley going 1-2-3 in all three.

Senior Nicola Mancini (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth HS) swept the diving and in the process, set a school record in the five-dive voluntary from the one-meter with a 205.90. Classmate Courtney Stone (Andover/Andover HS) was second in both diving events with her combined score of 412.55 meeting the standard for the NCAA Division II pre-qualifying meet.

Sophomore Emily Niemiec (Meriden, Conn./Francis T. Maloney HS) and freshman Kate Kaduboski (Dedham/Dedham HS), after helping the Falcons open the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay, posted individual victories. Niemiec outwam the field in both the 50 and 100 backstrokes with times of 30.23 and 1:05.18, respectively. Kaduboski led a 1-2-3 Bentley showing in the 100 butterfly, finishing in 1:13.49.

Freshman Brooke Jameson (Bedford/Bedford HS) claimed the meet's two longest races with times of 11:23.25 in the 1000 free and 5:34.20 in the 500 free. The Falcons' fifth first-year swimmer to pick up a win was Hannah Rauch (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park HS), who captured the 100 free in 58.04 and was also part of Bentley's winning 200 free relay team.

Bentley will head into the semester and holiday break at 5-1, with the team's next meet not until January 9 (Pace at home).