November 13, 2008

Chui qualifies for nationals as women's swimming defeats Babson, 119-89

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Brandeis rookie Angela Chui (Toms River, N.J.) continued her outstanding season for the women's swimming and diving team by breaking three school records and qualifying for the NCAA championships. Chui and her teammates won 10 out of 13 events as the Judges defeated host Babson College, 119-89.

Chui opened the meet by leading off the backstroke leg of the 400-yard medley relay. Her  splits of 29.29 seconds on the 50 and 1:00.10 in the 100 both lowered her own school records. Chui furthered her success by winning the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:08.23. That time lowered her third record of the night and met a NCAA Division III 'B' Qualifying Standard. Chui then raced the very next race, the 500-yard freestyle, and won with a time of 5:34.55.

Other multi-event winners included rookie Julia Derk (Greeley, Colo.), sophomore Dana Simms (Rockville, Md.) and junior Hollis Viray (Glastonbury, Conn.).  Derk took the 200 free with a time of 2:02.25 and the 100 free with a time of 56.45 seconds. Viray took the 200 IM with a time of 2:17.96 and the 200 breastroke with a time of 2:32.07. Simms took both diving events with scores of 199.0 in the one-meter and 207.50 in the three-meter.