Courtesy Bowdoin Sports Information
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Williams College, the only program to have ever won a NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship, claimed their ninth consecutive conference title on Sunday at Greason Pool. The Ephs posted a final team score of 1827.5, beating second-place Amherst (1429.5) and third-place Tufts (1145.5). Middlebury (1047) and Colby (886) rounded out the top five squads.
Williams rookie Logan Todhunter continued her incredible weekend performance, winning the 200 yard butterfly in a NESCAC record time of 1:59.78. Courtney Asher picked up her third win in as many days for the Ephs by capturing the 200 breaststroke competition (2:24.02). Amanda Nicholson claimed her second win of the championship by taking the 200 backstroke for Williams.
2008 Championship Results
Other individual winners included Tufts' Megan Kono, who placed first in the 1650 yard freestyle by setting a meet record pace of 17:11.91.
Amherst's Kendra Stern won her third race of the meet by taking the 100 freestyle in a Greason Pool-record time of 50.61. Bates senior Kelsey Lamdin completed a sweep of the diving events by winning the three-meter springboard competition.
Williams closed out the championship with a thrilling victory in the 400 freestyle relay, edging Amherst by a mere 1.51 seconds to set a new meet record of 3:27.14. Todhunter teamed with Erin Altenburger, Carolyn Geller and Jillian Hancock to close out the competition.