Amherst Defeats Middlebury In Home Opener, 177.5-111.5

Amherst Defeats Middlebury In Home Opener, 177.5-111.5

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College women's swimming & diving team extended its winning streak to three, defeating NESCAC rival Middlebury College 177.5-111.5 in its home opener at Pratt Pool Saturday afternoon.


  •  RESULT: W 177.5-111.5
  •  LOCATION: Pratt Pool, Amherst, Mass.


  • Amherst won 12 total events en route to capturing its third consecutive victory of the year.
  • Amherst's quartet of Stephanie Moriarty '18, Emily Hyde '16, Sarah Conklin '16, and Zoe Pappas '19 secured first in the six-team 200-yard medley relay, notching a time of 1:47.24.
  • Charlotte Chudy '16 and Marie Maxwell '18 finished back-to-back in the 1,000-yard freestyle, claiming first and second with times of 10:50.89 and 10:59.04, respectively.
  • First-year Livia Domenig claimed second in the 200-yard freestyle with a mark of 1:55.84, while Dorit Song claimed third (1:57.26).
  • The Purple & White earned the in the top two spots in the 100-yard backstroke, with Bridgitte Kwong (1:00.68) finishing just tenths of a second behind winner Moriarty (1:00.03).
  • Amherst swept the 100-yard breaststroke and 50-yard freestyle, with Hyde, and Katie Smith '19 earning the victories with times of 1:06.67 and 24.87, respectively.
  • Conklin swam to a first place finish in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly with marks of 57.27 of 2:10.28, while Geralyn Lam took second in both events (59.75, 2:12.21).
  • Jackie Palermo earned nine points of Amherst in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 209.55.
  • Dorit and Pappas finished back-to-back in the 100-yard freestyle, earning first and second with times of 53.90 and 53.95
  • Kwong collected her first win of the day in the 200-yard backstroke (2:06.93), just outstretching teammate Moriarty (2:08.01)
  • Hyde earned her second win of the season in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 2:24.68 to secure first place.
  • Domenig and Chudy posted strong races in the 500-yard freestyle, with Chudy placing second (5:17.35) and Domenig coming out on top (5:14.43).


  • The Purple & White will return to the pool in the New Year, traveling to Union College on Saturday, Jan. 2. The start time of the meet has yet to be determined.