800-Yard Freestyle Relay Earns Top-5 Finish, Amherst in 13th After Day Three

800-Yard Freestyle Relay Earns Top-5 Finish, Amherst in 13th After Day Three

SHENANDOAH, Texas – The Purple & White continued its strong performance at the NCAA Championships, including a top-five finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay, as the Amherst College women's swimming & diving team concluded Day Three competition at the CISD Natatorium in 13th place.


  • The Purple & White's best finish of the day came in the 800-yard freestyle relay, with the quartet of Bridgitte Kwong '19, Stephanie Moriarty '18, Jayne Vogelzang '19 and Natalie Rumpelt '20 improving on their seed time of 7:33.49 to touch the wall in 7:31.65 and claim fifth overall. First off the block, Kwong posted a mark of 1:52.71, while Moriarty and Vogelzang followed with times of 1:52.27 and 1:54.41, respectively. Rumpelt anchored the relay and logged a time of 1:52.26.  
  • In the 100-yard backstroke, Moriarty recorded a split time of 28.87 seconds to finish with a mark of 56.28 seconds. Shaving nearly a second off her seed time of 57.07, Moriarty placed 17th overall in the 36-competitor event.
  • First-year Ingrid Shu notched a 20th place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, clocking a time of 1:04.17 (33.56 split).
  • Amherst's fourth and final event of day three action featured Geralyn Lam '18 in the 200-yard butterfly.  Securing 24th overall, Lam registered a time of 2:05.76 behind 50-yard length times of 28.07, 31.95, 32.50 and 33.25.


  • Amherst returns to the pool to close out the 2016-17 season and NCAA Championship action tomorrow, March 18 with the fourth and final day of the national meet. Event preliminaries are slated to begin at 10 a.m. followed by the finals at 6 p.m.