Kwong Takes Third in 400 IM, Amherst 12th Overall After Day 2 Action at NCAAs

Kwong Takes Third in 400 IM, Amherst 12th Overall After Day 2 Action at NCAAs

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Bridgitte Kwong '19 claimed third overall in the 400-yard IM and the Amherst College women's swimming & diving team finished Day Two action of the NCAA Championships with 50.5 total points to sit in 12th overall at the national meet at the CISD Natatorium.


  • Posting Amherst's first top-five finish of the meet, Kwong secured the 3rd overall in the 33-woman 400-yard IM. Entering the event with a seed time of 4:23.40, Kwong improved on the time in both the preliminaries and the finals, clocking marks of 4:21.80 and 4:21.77, respectively, to earn 16 points for the Purple & White. Megan Pierce of Williams won the event with a mark of 4:15.71.
  • The 400-yard medley relay squad of Stephanie Moriarty '18, Ingrid Shu '20, Geralyn Lam '18 and Natalie Rumpelt '20 registered 24 points for the Purple & White, taking home seventh overall behind a time of 3:47.08 after qualifying for the finals with a 3:46.39 mark in the preliminaries. Moriarty, Shu, Lam and Rumpelt notched times of 56.62, 1:02.73, 55.98 and 51.17, respectively.
  • In the 100-yard butterfly, Lam improved on her seed time of 56.88 seconds by nearly a second to touch the wall in 55.96 seconds and secure 15th in the 40-competior preliminaries. Taking the block in the consolation finals, Lam notched a time of 56.06 seconds to place 15th overall and earn 2.5 points for Amherst.
  • Rumpelt logged a 24th place finish in the 50-woman 200-yard freestyle. Entering the event with a seed time of 1:52.42, Rumpelt clocked a time of 1:51.99, completing each 50-yard length in 26.11, 28.37, 29.09 and 28:42, respectively.
  • The quartet of Shu, Lam, Destin Groff '17 and Rumpelt placed 17th overall in the 200-yard freestyle relay, recording a time of 1:34.87. Shu touched the wall in 24.25, while Lam and Groff posted times of 23.26 and 23.68, respectively. Rumpelt anchored the team with a 23.68 mark.


  • Amherst continues NCAA Championship competition tomorrow, March 17, with event preliminaries slated to begin at 10 a.m. followed by the finals at 6 p.m.