Amherst Women's Swim and Dive Topple Wesleyan, 190-100

Amherst Women's Swim and Dive Topple Wesleyan, 190-100

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Amherst women's swimming and diving picked up their third win on the 2019 tab after securing a 190-100 road win over Wesleyan on Monday evening.

The Mammoths continue rolling, improving to 3-0 on the season and will return after the holiday break to host their first meet on the campaign, facing Middlebury at 1:00 PM at Pratt Pool on Saturday, November 7th. The Cardinals return to action on November 7th as well when they enter the CT Cup.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Winning the opening 13 events, Amherst swimming and diving opened the meet with Grace Tarantola '23, Marie Fagan '22, Nina Fitzgerald '21, and Natalie Rumpelt '20 winning the 200 medley relay with a finals time of 1:48.07.
  • It was all Amherst in the 400 IM with the Mammoths clinching the top four spots as Heather Grotzinger '20 touched the wall in 4:37.12 for a first place finish.
  • Rumpelt claimed the 200 freestyle (1:56.83) while Tarantola also notched her first individual win with first place in the 50 backstroke (27.78).
  • Fitzgerald tallied another win for the Mammoths in the 50 breaststroke (30.47) while Alana Bailey '23 followed close behind for a second place finish (32.19). Fitzgerald also placed first in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.20).
  • Dani Gonzalez-Pinero '23 reached the top of the leaderboards with a finals time of 58.34 while Jess Gordon '23 won the 100 freestyle with a 54.14 mark.
  • Lindsey Ruderman '21 increased her win-streak to six as she swept the diving events for the third straight meet. Ruderman took the top spot on the 1 meter board with a score of 284.71 while winning the 3 meter competition with a score of 252.
  • In event 19, Tarantola notched another win on the day after touching the wall in 1:00.13 while Rumpelt took the 500 freestyle in 5:11.14 for the final Amherst victory on the afternoon.

Amherst will compete once in December before awaiting their Spring Slate where they open up with a home meet against Williams before traveling to Connecticut College for a 1:00 PM bout.