February 15, 2013

Amherst Wins Six Events on Opening Night at NESCAC Women's Swimming

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Amherst College women's swimming and diving team raked in six first-place finishes to highlight day one of the 2013 NESCAC Championship at Greason Pool on the campus of Bowdoin College.

Despite the impressive performance by the Jeffs, reigning NESCAC Champion Williams used its team depth to take the lead at the conclusion of day one, totaling 733.5 team points. Amherst sits in second place with 655.5 points, followed by Middlebury (406.5) and Tufts (375).

Amherst opened and closed the session with relay victories. The team of Katie Vincett, Ashleigh Stoddart, Sarah Conklin and Lulu Belak edged Williams in the 200 free relay final in a time of 1:34.97 in the opening race of the championship session. Emily Swett, Emily Hyde, Conklin and Vincett rounded out the night with a win in the 400 medley relay race, recording a meet-record time of 3:46.58.

Conklin's great night also included a first-place showing in the 50 yard butterfly (25.09) for Amherst. Hyde claimed the 200 IM for the Jeffs in a meet-record time of 2:03.15 while Stephanie Ternullo earned the gold for the Jeffs in the 500 freestyle (4:53.21). Lizzie Linsmayer rounded out the Amherst winners with a first-place finish in the one-meter diving competition, totaling a pool-record 478.45 points en route to the win.

Other winners on Friday evening included Hamilton's Maggie Rosenbaum, who won the 50 backstroke in a conference-record time of 25.80. Jamie Hillas claimed the 50 breaststroke for Middlebury with a pace of 29.82 while Connecticut College earned a first-place finish courtesy of Julia Pielock in 23.47.

Action resumes on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.

COMPLETE RESULTS:
http://www.collegeswimming.us/results/21442/

TEAM SCORES:
1. Williams (733.5)
2. Amherst (655.5)
3. Middlebury (406.5)
4. Tufts (375)
5. Bates (311)
6. Connecticut College (271.5)
7. Bowdoin (256)
8. Hamilton (231)
9. Wesleyan (202)
10. Colby (188)
11. Trinity (165

INDIVIDUAL WINNERS:
200 Freestyle Relay - Amherst (1:34.97)
50 Breaststroke - Jamie Hillas, Middlebury (29.82)
50 Butterfly - Sarah Conklin, Amherst (25.09)
500 Freestyle - Stephanie Ternullo, Amherst (4:53.21)
50 Backstroke - Maggie Rosenbaum, Hamilton (25.80)
200 Individual Medley - Emily Hyde, Amherst (2:03.15)
50 Freestyle - Jamie Pielock, Connecticut College (23.47)
One-Meter Diving - Lizzy Linsmayer, Amherst (478.45)
400 Medley Relay - Amherst (3:46.58)

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