Women's Swimming & Diving Captures Second at NESCAC Championships

Women's Swimming & Diving Captures Second at NESCAC Championships

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Mammoths secured two first place finishes on the final day of NESCAC Championship action, as the Amherst College women's swimming & diving team captured a second place finish at the annual meet with 1615 points. 

DAY THREE RUNDOWN

  • TOP-THREE: Williams (1971 points), Amherst (1615 points), Connecticut College (1060.5 points)
  • EVENTS SWAM: 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 fly, 400 free relay, 3-meter diving

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Jayne Vogelzang '19 paced the Mammoths in the 1650 yard freestyle, notching a seventh place finish with a time of 17:30.80, while Marie Maxwell took 10th behind with a 17:38.54 mark.
  • The Mammoths secured the top-two spots in the 200 yard backstroke, as Stephanie Moriarty '18 clinched Amherst's second individual event win of the Championship with a time of 2:02.26. Bridgitte Kwong '19 finished tenths of a second behind her teammate, clocking a 2:02.28 mark to place second overall.
  • In the 100 yard freestyle, Natalie Rumpelt '20 swam to a third place finish with a time of 52.03 seconds, while Livia Domenig '19 posted a 52.39 second mark to take sixth.
  • Touching the wall in 2:20.17, Nina Fitzgerald '21 logged a third place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke, while Heather Grotzinger '20 posted a 2:24.23 mark to earn seventh overall.
  • With a time of 2:08.72, Geralyn Lam '18 swam to an eighth place finish in the 200 yard butterfly.
  • Sweeping the diving events at the Championship after winning the 1-meter board on day one, Lindsey Ruderman '21 clinched her second gold of the meet, totaling 489.55 points to place first in the 3-meter. Also impressing Palermo, Jackie Palermo '19 and Nina Kiley '21 who took fourth and fifth with 419.95 points and 393.05 points, respectively.
  • The 400 yard freestyle relay quartet of Rumpelt, Domenig, Lam and Moriarty closed out he meet with a second place finish for Amherst, clocking a time of 3:28.69.