MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On the second day of competition at the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, Lindsey Ruderman '19 took first place in the 1-meter diving event at the Wesleyan Natatorium on Friday evening.
Ruderman totaled out at 461.45 points on the day to claim the first event for the Mammoths on the weekend. Gabriella Mercier of Williams College followed behind Ruderman, claiming second with a score of 451.65. Bowdoin's Rebecca Stern recorded a score of 405.55 to round out the top-three on the podium.
Nina Fitzgerald '21 was the final Mammoth to place within the top-three on the second day of competition. In the 50-yard breaststroke, Fitzgerald notched a time of 29.45 to take second place. She finished just 0.11 seconds behind champion Caroline White of Williams and edged Mengmeng Gibbs of Wesleyan who took third with a time of 29.52 seconds.
On Thursday, the first day of the championship, the team of Bridgitte Kwong '19, Livia Domenig '19, Dorit Song '19, and Natalie Rumpelt '20 placed fourth in the opening meet (800 freestyle relay) for the Mammoths, notching a time of 7:34.11. Connecticut College fell right before Amherst, claiming third with a time of 7:28.97 while Williams College secured the win on the day (7:21.97).
After the opening two days of competition, the Mammoths sit in third place with a score of 590. Williams leads the field with a total score of 781 while Tufts is in second place with 641. Day three of the championship kicks off tomorrow at 10:00 AM with the preliminary swims for the following events:
400-yard Individual Medley
1000-yard Freestyle (timed finals)
The 3-meter diving trial will begin at 2:00 PM while the finals and senior ceremony will start at 5:50 PM.