Amherst Women's Swim and Dive Remain Unblemished

Amherst Women's Swim and Dive Remain Unblemished

WATERVILLE, Maine – Amherst women's swimming and diving posted a decisive 213-86 win over Colby College on Saturday afternoon in their second win on the season on the road.

Amherst marks their second consecutive win on the 2019-20 tab, improving to 2-0 while the Mules fall to 1-1 on the season.  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Amherst got things started and great fashion, claiming the top two spots in the 200 medley relay with Natalie Rumpelt '20, Nina Fitzgerald '21, Marie Fagan '22, and Jess Gordon '23 taking first.
  • After dropping the 1000 freestyle, Gordon marked an opening individual win after touching the wall in 1:57.14.  Gordon followed up her performance with a first place finish in the 500 freestyle (5:10.14).
  • The Mammoths swept the top three spots in the 100 backstroke with Dani Gonzalez-Pinero placing first with a time of 59.98.
  • Fitzgerald took the top spot in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.36) while Fagan dominated the 200 butterfly, winning with a score of 2:10.74.
  • Ingrid Shu '20 made her first appearance on the leaderboards, clipping second place finisher Addie Paige by 0.33 for first place (25.50).
  •  Lindsey Ruderman '21 swept both diving events on the afternoon, claiming the 3-meter board with a 212.20 score and the 1-meter board with a 296.63 mark.
  • Rumpelt posted a time of 54.06 in the 100 freestyle before Meg Parker '20 made her first appearance in the top spot, finishing with a time of 2:35.86.
  • Led by Liz Tran '23 (2:11.92), the Mammoths placed finishers inside the top four in the 200 IM with Fagan and Grace Tarantola '23 finishing second (2:13.15) and third (2:14.28), respectively.
  • In the final event on the day, Rumpelt, Gordon, Pinero, and Shu teamed up to clinch the top spot in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.56.

Amherst has a day's rest before returning to the pool on Monday, November 25th when they battle Little Three foe, Wesleyan, in a 5:00 PM bout on the road. Colby will await December when they travel to Bowdoin on December 6-7 for Maine States.