Amherst Adds 533 Points to the Board, Remains in 2nd After Day Two Action

Amherst Adds 533 Points to the Board, Remains in 2nd After Day Two Action

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Mammoths had swimmers in all eight finals heats to set up an exciting final day as the Amherst College women's swimming & diving team sits in second overall following NESCAC Championship day two action at the Samuelson-Muir Pool on the campus of Williams College.

DAY TWO RUNDOWN

  • TOP-THREE: Williams (1376), Amherst (1150), Connecticut College (844.5)
  • EVENTS SWAM: 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 100 back, 800 free relay, 1000 free 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The 200 yard medley relay quartet of Stephanie Moriarty '18, Katie Smith '19, Ingrid Shu '20 and Geralyn Lam '18 started off the finals heats with a fifth place finish, touching the wall in 1:45.04.
  • In the 1000 yard freestyle, Amherst took fifth through seventh behind solid performances by Jayne Vogelzang '19, Marie Maxwell '18 and Julia Ruggiero '21. Vogelzang paced the Mammoths with a 10:30.43 mark to earn fifth, while Maxwell and Ruggiero took sixth and seventh with times of 10:31.17 and 10:34.71, respectively.
  • Clocking a time of 4:25.76 in the 400 yard IM, Bridgitte Kwong '19 placed second overall, while Heather Grotzinger '20 added a fourth place finish with a 4:28.85 mark.
  • The lone Mammoth in the 100 yard butterfly finals, Lam posted a seventh place finish with a time of 56.98 seconds.
  • Natalie Rumpelt '20 logged a 1:51.65 mark in the 200 yard freestyle to capture third overall, while Livia Domenig '19 swam to a sixth place finish with a time of 1:53.32.
  • In the 100 yard breaststroke the Mammoths went three through five to add 78 points to the board. Nina Fitzgerald '21 paced the pack with a third place finish (1:05.05) while a tenth of a second separated Smith and Shu and Fitzgerald, as Smith clocked a 1:05.12 mark to take fourth and Shu finished in 1:05.13 to place fifth.
  • Touching the wall in 57.14, Moriarty took home fourth in the 100 yard backstroke.
  • The team of Kwong, Sarah McDonald '20, Domenig and Rumpelt placed second in the 800 yard freestyle relay, posting a time of 7:30.96.