Haley, Lichtig Highlight Day One at NESCAC Championships

Haley, Lichtig Highlight Day One at NESCAC Championships


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Amherst College men's swimming & diving team is in third place with 501 points following day one action at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Williams College.  

1. Williams (657.5 points)
2. Conneticut College (545.5 points)
3. Amherst (501 points)
4. Tufts (491 points)
5. Bates (352.5 points)


  • Connor Haley '17 touched first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:33.75 which was also a 'B' Cut time.
  • Senior Asher Lichtig placed first in the 1-meter dive totaling an NCAA 'B' Cut mark of 511.50 points.
  • Amherst finished second in the 400-yard medley relay with a combined effort from Matt Heise '16, Elijah Spiro '18, Sam Spurrell '18, and Alex Dreisbach '17 which also made the NCAA 'B' Cut time (3:21.29). The squad set a pool record in the prelims of the event with a mark of 3:21.10.
  • Spiro added a second place finish in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 25.38 while Josh Chen '19 touched right after him with a third place finish  in a time of 25.65.
  • Jeff Anderson '16 and Dreisbach powered to fourth place finishes in the 200-yard individual medley and the 50-yard freestyle with respective times of 1:52.34 (NCAA 'B' Cut) and 20.97.
  • Reid Patterson '17 glided to a second place mark in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 22.42.

AMHERST DAY ONE RESULTS (Only listed if Top 8)

* NCAA 'A' Cut
^ NCAA 'B' Cut
# Meet Record
% Pool Record
@ Amherst Record

200-Yard Freestyle Relay
Reed patterson, Jeff Anderson, Vic Sun, Sam Spurrell 6th (1:24.41)

50-Yard Breaststroke
Elijah Spiro 2nd (25.38)
Josh Chen 3rd (25.65)

50-Yard Butterfly
Reed Patterson 2nd (22.42)
Sam Spurrell 4th (22.59)

500-Yard Freestyle
Connor Haley 1st (4:33.75)^

200-Yard IM
Jeff Anderson 4th (1:52.34)^
Greg Han 7th (1:53.41)

50-Yard Freestyle
Alex Dreisbach 4th (20.97)
Reed Patterson 7th (21.16)

1-Meter Diving
Asher Lichtig 1st (511.50)^

400-Yard Medley
Matt Heise, Elijah Spiro, Sam Spurrell, Alex Dreisbach 2nd (3:21.29)^


  • The Purple & White return to the pool tomorrow, Feb. 20 with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. followed by finals at 6 p.m.