Amherst in Sixth After Two Days at NCAA Championships

Amherst in Sixth After Two Days at NCAA Championships

EMILY HYDE INTERVIEW

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Amherst College women's swimming & diving team is currently in sixth place following day two action of the four-day NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C.

After two days of action, Amherst currently sits in sixth place with 96 points. Emory leads the field with 270 points.

DAY ONE HIGHLIGHTS

  • On day one, Emily Hyde '16 earned national champion honors in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:01.15. Hyde improved on her time of 2:03.09 and third place finish during last year's 200-yard IM.
  • Hyde, who was also the 2014 champion in the event, earned All-American honors for her sensational swim in the 200-yard IM.
  • The 200-yard medley relay squad of Stephanie Moriarty '18, Hyde, Sarah Conklin '16, and Destin Groff '17 powered to a seventh place finish and All-American honors with a time of 1:43.57.

DAY TWO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day two action saw Bridgitte Kwong '19 clock a time of 4:27.00 to secure seventh place honors in the 400-yard individual medley, while Conklin glided to a time of 55.25 in the 100-yard butterfly and touched the wall fifth in the race.
  • The Purple & White concluded day two action with a sixth place mark in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:46.52. Moriarty, Hyde, Conklin and Zoe Pappas '19 rounded out the squad.
  • All three races turned in All-American performances for Amherst as Kwong and Conklin secured individual All-American status, while the 400-yard medley relay squad also garnered the honor.

UP NEXT

  • Amherst continues at the NCAA Championships Friday and Saturday, March 18-19 in Greenboro, N.C.