NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship Day 1 Recap

NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship Day 1 Recap

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The first day of the 2019 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships featured a NESCAC meet record and a pool record in the finals of the 800 freestyle relay.

DAY 1 RESULTSDIGITAL PROGRAM | CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR

The Williams squad of sophomore Casey Delano, senior Alison McNamara, first-year Abby Matheny, and sophomore Laura Westphal combined to post a time of 7:21.97, breaking the NESCAC Meet record of 7:27.00 set by an Eph team during the 2016 NESCAC Championship. The time also set a new Wesleyan Natatorium pool record. 

Tufts and Connecticut College finished second and third, respectively in the event and both teams posted NCAA B-cut times. Junior Grace Goetcheus, first-year Mary Hufziger, sophomore Abby Claus, and senior Colleen Doolan finished with a time of 7:28.71 for the Jumbos, while sophomore Andrea Higgins, sophomore Maddie Ford, first-year Vaughn Ammon, and senior Olivia Haskell clocked a time of 7:28.97 for the Camels.

The second day of the NESCAC Championships gets underway with prelim swims at 10 a.m. The diving trials are set for 2 p.m. and Friday's finals are set to begin at 6 p.m.

Event First Place Second Place Third Place
800-yead Freestyle Relay Wiliams (Casey Delano, Alison McNamara, Abby Matheny, Laura Westphal) - 7:21.97 #%  Tufts (Grace Goetcheus, Mary Hufziger, Abby Claus, Colleen Doolan) - 7:28.71 Connecticut College (Andrea Higgins, Maddie Ford, Vaughn Ammon, Olivia Haskell) - 7:28.97 

DAY 1 TEAM STANDINGS
1. Williams -- 90 points
2.  Tufts -- 78 points
3.  Connecticut College -- 72 points
3.  Amherst -- 72 points
5.  Bates -- 66 points
6.  Bowdoin -- 60 points
7.  Wesleyan -- 58 points
8.  Colby -- 54 points
9.  Middlebury -- 52 points
10. Hamilton -- 46 points
11. Trinity -- 42 points

DAY 2 SCHEDULE
Friday, February 15

10 a.m. - Swimming Trials
50-yard Breaststroke
50-yard Butterfly
500-yard Freestyle
50-yard Backstroke
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle

2:00 p.m. - Diving Trials
1-meter Diving (5 req. & 6 opt.)

6:00 p.m. - Finals
200-yard Freestyle Relay
50-yard Breaststroke
50-yard Butterfly
500-yard Freestyle
50-yard Backstroke
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
1-meter Diving (Top 8 - 6 opt.)
400-yard Medley Relay