Hyde Leads Purple & White in Day Three Action at NCAA Championships

Hyde Leads Purple & White in Day Three Action at NCAA Championships

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Emily Hyde '16 finished second overall in the 100-yard breaststroke Friday to highlight day three action for the Amherst College women's swimming and diving team at the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships, held at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.

Through three days, the Jeffs sit remain in sixth-place with 135 points. Emory sits atop the standings with 456.5 points, while Denison sits second with 320 and Williams holds the No. 3 spot with 306 points. Rounding out the top five is Kenyon (269) and Johns Hopkins (182) in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Hyde, who finished third in the 200-yard indvidual medley in day one action, claimed second overall in the 100 breast with with a mark of 1:02.51. She was narrowly edged by Brittany Geyer of Stevens, who claimed the championship crown in 1:02.24. 

The Jeffs also claimed seventh overall in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:28.46. The quartet consisted of Ashleigh Stoddart '15, Hyde, Marie Maxwell '18 and Steph Ternullo '15. 

Amherst returns to the pool tomorrow and will compete in the final day of the NCAA Championships with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m. and finals starting at 6 p.m.

Day Three Results (only listed if finished in Top 16)
Women's 100-yard Breaststroke: Emily Hyde -- 2nd (1:02.51)
Women's 800-yard Freestyle Relay: Ashleigh Stoddart, Emily Hyde, Marie Maxwell, Steph Ternullo -- 7th (7:28.46)