Amherst Moves to Fourth Place After Day Two at the NESCAC Championships

Amherst Moves to Fourth Place After Day Two at the NESCAC Championships


WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - The Amherst College men's swimming & diving team moved to fourth place after day two action at the NESCAC Championships hosted by Williams College.

1. Williams (1,263.5 points)
2. Conneticut College (1,083 points)
3. Tufts (1,003.5 points)
4. Amherst (957 points)
5. Bates (665 points)


  • Sophomore Elijah Spiro glided his way to a second place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with an NCAA 'B' Cut time of 56.06.
  • Josh Chen '19 added a fifth place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 56.58.
  • Jeff Anderson '16 and Reed Patterson '17 swam to third place finishes and clocked NCAA 'B' Cut times in the 400-yard individual medley (4:02.94) and the 100-yard butterfly (49.46) respectively.
  • Sophomore Sam Spurrell also swam in the 100-yard butterfly and placed fifth for the Purple & White with a time of 49.92.
  • Both the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relay teams recorded third place finishes for Amherst with times of 1:31.41 (NCAA 'B' Cut) and 7:02.23 respectively.

AMHERST DAY TWO RESULTS (Only listed if Top 8)

* NCAA 'A' Cut
^ NCAA 'B' Cut
# Meet Record
% Pool Record
@ Amherst Record 

200-Yard Medley Relay
Matt Heise, Reed Patterson, Elijah Spiro, Alex Dreisbach 3rd (1:31.41)^

1000-Yard Freestyle
Connor Haley 6th (9:41.63)

400-Yard IM
Jeff Anderson 3rd (4:02.94)^

100-Yard Butterfly
Reed Patterson 3rd (49.46)^
Sam Spurrell 5th (49.92)

200-Yard Freestyle
Charlie Seltzer 5th (1:41.82)
Alex Dreisbach 8th (1:43.01)

100-Yard Breaststroke
Elijah Spiro 2nd (56.06)^
Josh Chen 5th (56.58)^

100-Yard Backstroke
Rishi Kowalski 7th (51.34)
Matt Heise 8th (51.47)  

800-Yard Freestyle Relay
Jeff Anderson, Charlie Seltzer, Connor Haley, Alex Dreisbach 3rd (7:02.23)


  • Amherst wraps up action at the three-day NESCAC Championships tomorrow with the prelims beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the finals at 6 p.m.