MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Taking to the block for seven events on day three of the 2020 NESCAC Championship, the No. 12 Amherst College women's swimming and diving team walked away a new program record and four top-three finishes to push their point total at the conference meet to 979.
Williams College is atop the leaderboard (1,372.5), while Tufts University has posted 1,141.5 points to sit in second place.
Teaming up to touch the wall in a blistering 1:42.91, Daniela Gonzalez Pinero '23, Nina Fitzgerald '21, Ingrid Shu '20 and Natalie Rumpelt '20 secured a a new school record in the 200 yard medley relay to take second overall.
Taking silver in the 1000 yard freestyle, Julia Ruggiero '21 clocked a time of 10:17.08, while Heather Grotzinger '20 added a sixth place finish in the 400 yard IM with a 4:27.12 mark.
A time of 56.22 by Gonzalez Pinero in the 100 yard butterfly clinched a fourth place finish, while the first-year picked up her third top-five finish of the day in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 56.47 (third).
In the 200 yard freestyle, Rumpelt and Jess Gordon '23 each finished inside the top-eight, with Rumpelt claiming fourth (1:50.21) and Gordon taking eighth (1:52.85).
The Mammoths third silver came in the 100 yard breaststroke, with Fitzgerald stopping the clock in 1:02.82.
The final day of the 2020 NESCAC Championship commences tomorrow at 10:00AM with the following schedule:
Day 4 - Sunday, February 16
10 a.m. - Swimming Prelims
1650-yard Freestyle (timed finals)
2 p.m. - Diving Prelims
3-meter Diving (6 optional)
5:30 p.m. - Finals
NCAA Time Trials
1650-yard Freestyle (last heat of timed finals)
3-meter Diving (Top 8 - 6 opt.)
400-yard Freestyle Relay
NESCAC Individual & Team Awards