Jeffs Set Three Dual-Meet Pool Records, Defeat Wesleyan, 148-116

Jeffs Set Three Dual-Meet Pool Records, Defeat Wesleyan, 148-116

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - With two dual-meet pool records, Sarah Conklin '16 guided the Amherst College women's swimming and diving team to a 148-116 win against Little Three rival Wesleyan Monday night.

The Jeffs remain perfect on the season with a 3-0 record, while handing the Cardinals their second loss of 2014 (1-2). 

Conklin set two Wesleyan Natatorium collegiate dual-meet records in the 50 and 100-yard butterfly with marks of 26.05 and 57.49, respectively. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay team that finished first with a time of 1:40.40. The quartet consisted of Conklin, Stephanie Moriarty '18, Victoria Chao '18 and Sabrina Lee' 15.

In addition to the relay win, Moriarty also won two individual events. The first-year led the way in the 50 backstroke with a time of 28.10, and she won the 100 back in 59.58. Lee added a victory as well, as she led the pack in the 50 free by touching the wall in 25.32.

Emily Hyde '16 also had a stellar meet, taking home three first-place finishes as well as setting a collegiate dual-meet pool record. The junior won the 100 and 400 IM events, as well as the 100 breaststroke. Her time of 1:01.40 set the pool record, while she finished the 400 IM in 4:39.37 and the 100 breast in 1:08.76. 

First-year swimmer Marie Maxwell continues to shine thus far in her early collegiate career as she took home two wins for the Jeffs. Maxwell won the 200 free in 1:59.20 and the 500 free in 5:20.07.

Rounding out the day for Amherst was another first-year swimmer, Amelia Deady. Deady touched the wall in 56.69 to win the 100 free.

The Purple & White return to the pool Saturday, Dec. 6 and will head to Middlebury for a 1 p.m. meet.