AMHERST, Mass. – The Women's Swim & Dive team opened their 2018-19 campaign on a high note by defeating Colby College with a score of 168-123, clinching their first win of the season in Pratt Pool on Saturday afternoon.
The Mammoths will return to action on Monday, November 19th when they travel to Little III rival Wesleyan University for a 5:00 PM dual-meet.
- Natalie Rumpelt '20, Molly Pines '19, Marie Fagan '22 and Julia Merrill '22 started the tournament strong for the Mammoths as they took first place in the 200 yard medley relay with Merrill marking the fastest time of 25.39.
- Julia Ruggiero '21 recorded a second place finish in the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:46.84, falling just behind Colby's Addie Paige.
- Amherst took the top two spots in the 200 yard freestyle with Livia Domenig '19 timing in at 1:57.59 for first place and Bridgitte Kwong '19 following 0.44 seconds behind her for second.
- The Mammoths followed up their performance in the seventh event as they claimed the top two spots yet again in the 100 yard backstroke. Rumpelt finished in the top spot for the second time as she locked in at just over a minute.
- Nina Fitzgerald '21 and Nawoo Kim '22 led the pack in the 100 yard backstroke with times of 1:07.93 and 1:11.50 respectively.
- Amherst took three out of the four spots in the 200 yard butterfly in event 11 with Fagan placing first with a time of 2:09.74 to continue the team's strong opening performance.
- In the first diving event, the Mammoths swept the top three spots with the 2018 Diver of the Year, Lindsey Ruderman '21, finishing with a score of 243.52 to lead the team in the one meter diving.
- Next up was the 100 yard freestyle which saw Ingrid Shu '20 and Dorit Song '19 taking first and second place with times of 54.91 and 55.58 respectively.
- Fitzgerald, Kim, and Pines swept the top three spots for Amherst again in the 200 yard backstroke. Fitzgerald took first with a time of 2:30.59 with Kim following two seconds behind her.
- At the 25th event, Fagan notched another win in the 100 yard butterfly with a dominant time of 58.84. Clare Leonard '19 was the closest to Fagan, but still finished five seconds behind her.
- The Mules finished strong in the last two events (Three meter diving and 200 yard IM) as they swept the top three spots from the Purple & White in both events.