Hyde Highlights Day Two Action at NESCAC Championships

Hyde Highlights Day Two Action at NESCAC Championships

NESCAC CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For the second consecutive season, Emily Hyde '16 of the Amherst College women's swimming and diving team set a pool and program record in the 100-yard breaststroke to claim the title at the NESCAC Championships Saturday, hosted by Wesleyan University.

The Jeffs have two wins after 17 events and remain fourth with 757 points after two days of competition. Williams claims the top spot with 1,406.5 points followed by Bates (1,010) and Middlebury (886.5) in second and third, respectively. Rounding out the top-five with 708.5 points is Bowdoin.

Hyde broke the 100 breast program record, which she set a year ago, with a NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:02.56. Classmate Hannah Hummel finished shortly after and took sixth overall to contribute in the Jeffs' scoring as she touched the wall in 1:05.54.

A day after claiming the 50 fly title with a pool and program record, Sarah Conklin '16 set another Amherst record Saturday and took second-place in the 100 fly as she swam in a NCAA 'B' cut mark of 55.23. She finished shortly ahead of first-year Geralyn Lam who took eighth overall with a time of 57.73.

Amherst fared exceptionally well in the 1,000 free and 200 free events as well. In the 1,000 free, Charlotte Chudy '16 placed fourth in 10:21.97, while Marie Maxwell '18 claimed eighth in 10:32.11. Stephanie Ternullo '15 paced the Jeffs in the 200 free and took third-place with a NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:52.24. Teammate Ashleigh Stoddart '15 finished sixth in the event and touched the wall in 1:53.71.

In the final individual event of the day, Stephanie Moriarty '18 finished fourth overall in the 100 back and continues to shine in her first conference tournament. The first-year finished in a NCAA 'B' cut mark of 57.40.

The Jeffs ended the second day of competition on a strong note as the 800 free relay team consisting of Hyde, Stoddart, Chudy and Ternullo finished second overall with yet another NCAA 'B' cut. The quartet swam in 7:36.60.

Amherst caps off the conference tournament tomorrow, Feb. 14 with prelims beginning at 10 a.m. and finals starting at 5:15 p.m.

AMHERST COLLEGE DAY TWO RESULTS (Only listed if Top 8)

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

1,000-yard Freestyle
Charlotte Chudy – 4th (10:21.97)
Marie Maxwell – 8th (10:32.11)

100-yard Butterfly
Sarah Conklin – 2nd (55.23) ^
Geralyn Lam – 8th (57.73)

200-yard Freestyle
Stephanie Ternullo – 3rd (1:52.24) ^
Ashleigh Stoddart – 6th (1:53.71)

100-yard Breaststroke
Emily Hyde – 1st (1:02.56) ^%@
Hannah Hummel – 6th (1:05.54)

100-yard Backstroke
Stephanie Moriarty – 4th (57.40) ^

800-yard Freestyle Relay
Emily Hyde, Ashleigh Stoddart, Charlotte Chudy, Stephanie Ternullo – 2nd (7:36.60) ^