WALTHAM, Mass. – Senior All-America Nicola Mancini (Falmouth, Maine/Falmouth HS) broke two of her own school records and freshmen Kate Kaduboski (Dedham/Dedham HS) and Brooke Jameson (Bedford/Bedford HS) each won a pair of individual events as Bentley University topped St. Michael's College, 167-117, in women's college swimming action Wednesday at the Dana Center pool.
Mancini captured both diving events and did so with a school record-setting performance. She recorded a 308.17 from the one-meter board, improving on her previous best of 307.64, and a 322.88 from the three-meter, bettering the existing mark of 312.55. Both previous records were achieved in 2013.
Mancini's scores were both NCAA qualifiers as was the 261.22 posted on the one-meter board by senior Courtney Stone (Andover/Andover HS). She was second to Mancini in both diving events.
Kaduboski turned in winning efforts in both the 200 yard freestyle (2:02.48) and the 100 free (56.58) while Jameson prevailed in the meet's two longest races, the 1000 free (11:04.00) and the 500 free (5:26.99).
Kaduboski was also part of both of Bentley's winning relays. She combined with junior Kaitlin McGahie (Boylston/Tahanto Reg. HS), sophomore Emily Niemiec (Meriden, Conn./Francis T. Maloney HS) and freshman Melissa Viator (Lubbock, Texas/Lubbock HS) to win the 200 medley in 1:54.89, and with Jameson, Viator and freshman Hannah Rauch (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park HS) in the 400 free (3:48.91).
Viator captured the 200 backstroke in 2:12.48 and Niemiec was the first to finish in the 400 individual medley (4:48.87).
Bentley, 8-1 overall, will take a winning streak of eight to Keene State for a Saturday matinee.