Women's Swimming and Diving Competes in the Boston Winter Open over Weekend

Hannah Truslow had a top time in the 500 freestyle

BOSTON – In the final regular-season meet of the 2018-19 season, the Tufts University women's swimming and diving team visited Boston University to compete at the Boston Winter Open on Friday and Saturday.

Tufts was the lone Division III team at the event. The other teams in action were all from Divison I - the host Terriers, Boston College, Northeastern and Fairfield.

Jumbo junior Brooke Bernstein in the 50 freestyle (24.28) and junior Hannah Truslow in the 500 freestyle (5:08.80) had two of the top Tufts performances. Truslow was third in her race. Senior Alex Good delivered a solid 58.09 in the 100 butterfly, while senior Ailish Dougherty in the 1,650 freestyle was the runner-up in the race at 17:53.63. Truslow added a 1:55.44 touch in the 200 free.

Tufts also had first-year Emily Payne finish strong in the 100 freestyle at 53.95 seconds. Senior Caroline McCormick recorded a fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke (59.68) and another in the 200 backstroke (2:08.90). Sophomore Rachel Marston in the 200 breaststroke swam 2:30.14 for fourth place as well. She also had a 1:09.18 in the 100 breaststroke.

Freshman Sam Nasson went 2:08.75 for fifth place in the 200 butterfly.

The Jumbos swam in several time trials during the meet. Bernstein's 26.45 in the 50 butterfly was one of the top efforts in that regard. The 200 freestyle relay grouping of freshman Devina Bhalla, senior Jess Fan, Bernstein and Payne posted a 1:38.83 time-trial mark. Truslow swam 59.93 for the 100 backstroke and 2:09.37 for the 200 backstroke time trials.

Tufts will swim next weekend at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Wesleyan.