MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Amherst College women's swimming and diving team continued to excel early in the season, as the Mammoths raced past Little III rival Wesleyan University, 170-115 Monday evening at the Wesleyan Natatorium to improve to 2-0 in dual meet action.
The Mammoths return to the pool on Saturday, Dec. 2 when they host Middlebury College in their home opener at Pratt Pool beginning at 1 p.m.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Stephanie Moriarty '18, Nina Fitzgerald '21, Geralyn Lam'18 and Natalie Rumpelt '20 earned Amherst 11 points in the first event of the meet, touching the wall in 1:48.69 to take gold in the in the 200 yard medley relay. With a 1:54.07 mark, the quartet of Tracy Chen '20, Ingrid Shu '20, Katie Smith '19, Zoe Pappas '19 placed third.
- In the 400 yard IM, Bridgitte Kwong '19 and Heather Grotzinger '20 finished back-to-back to claim the top two spots with times of 4:32.61 and 4:39.47, respectively.
- The Mammoths swept the podium in the 200 yard freestyle, with Rumpelt (1:56.02), McDonald (1:58.90) and Julia Ruggiero '21 (1:59.50) securing one through three.
- Moriarty led Amherst with a 28.16 mark to place second overall in the 50 yard backstroke, while Smith (30.84), Fitzgerald (31.05) and Smith (31.66) excelled in the 50 yard breaststroke.
- Lam and King clocked times of 58.40 and 1:01.06, respectively, in the 100 yard butterfly to lead the pack, while Pappas and Livia Domenig '19 placed second and third in the 50 yard free with times of 22.21 and 22.65.
- Lindsey Ruderman '21 won the 1 meter dive event with 255.60 points, while Jasmine Horan '19 netted a third place finish (166.35 points), before Nina Kiley '21 posted a win in the 3 meter dive behind 200.92 points.
- With times of 52.99 and 54.83, Rumpelt and McDonald logged first and third in the 100 yard freestyle, before Kwong (1:00.59) and Moriarty (1:00.65) finished less than a tenth of a second apart to earn second and third in the 100 yard backstroke.
- Amherst claimed sweeps in the 100 yard breaststroke and 500 yard freestyle, with Fitzgerald taking gold with a time of 1:08.45 in the breaststroke and Ruggiero winning the free event with a 5:14.38 mark.