CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Amherst women's swimming and diving team tied the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Engineers, 149-149, on Saturday afternoon at the Al '51 & Barrie Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center Pool.
The Mammoths move to 5-1-1 on the season and will return to action tomorrow (January 3rd) when they travel to take on the Pride of Springfield College at 1:00 PM. The Engineers finalize their regular season with a record of 5-3-1 and will set their sights on the NEWMAC Championships which begin on February 21st at 4:00 PM on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After dropping the first event on the day, the Mammoths were able to snag their first win when Jayne Vogelzang '19 led the 1000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:31.36.
- Amherst backed up Vogelzang's performance as they secured the top two spots of the 200 yard freestyle. Natalie Rumpelt '20 claimed first with a time of 1:53.82 while Livia Domenig '19 took second (1:55.83).
- Nina Fitzgerald '21 snagged the third win on the day for the Mammoths with a time of 1:05.57 in the 100 yard breaststroke at event nine.
- After a second place finish from Marie Fagan '22 in the 200 yard butterfly, Ingrid Shu '20 took first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.42 seconds.
- Rumpelt recorded her second win on the day with a win in the 100 yard freestyle, posting a time of 52.43 seconds.
- Fitzgerald also marked her second win on the day in the next event, receiving a time of 2:24.18 in the 200 yard breaststroke.
- In the 500 yard freestyle, Domenig and Caroline Needell '22 took the top two spots with times of 5:14.66 and 5:17.70 respectively.
- Fagan took a second place finish in the 100-yard butterly, with a time of 58.42.
- Jackie Palermo '19 was the lone diver for the Mammoths, taking fourth in both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards.
- Bridgitte Kwong '19 won the 200 Yard IM with a final time of 2:09.37.
- In the last event of the day, Amherst topped the Engineers in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay. The team of Domenig, Rumpelt, Shu and Dorit Song '19 won by more than 1.8 seconds, with a time of 3:31.10.