Williams Wins Women's Swimming & Diving Championship
Courtesy Wesleyan Sports Information
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Williams College wrapped up its 12th consecutive NESCAC championship with its third-greatest margin of victory, outpointing second-place Amherst by a 368.5-point margin. Only the 578-point win during the 2010 Championships and a 398-point differential in 2009 were wider margins for the Ephs.
Amherst trailed Tufts after the first two days but pulled well ahead of the Jumbos for runner-up status. Tufts finished third.
Sophomore Maggie Rosenbaum from Hamilton completed the sweep of her specialty, winning the 200-yard backstroke, and was named Swimmer of the Meet. She won all three backstroke events a year ago as well.
Also sweeping her specialty, the butterfly, was Williams senior Logan Todhunter, as she captured the 200-yard fly. Williams junior Caroline Wilson showed her stamina by capturing the 1650-yard freestyle, giving her three wins in the meet as she took the 400 individual medley and 500 free earlier.
Bates picked up its first swimming crown since 2009 when senior Kara Leasure bettered the field in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Hamilton senior Megan Gibbons returned to the top spot on the podium with a victory in the 100-yard freestyle. She was the 2010 champ in the 50 free.
McKenzie Murdoch, a Williams sophomore, won the three-meter dive to go along with her one-meter title and was named Diver of the Meet.
1. Williams - 1826.0
2. Amherst - 1460.5
3. Tufts - 1261.5
4. Middlebury - 1142.5
5. Bates - 867.0
6. Bowdoin - 732.5
7. Connecticut College - 725.5
8. Wesleyan - 678.5
9. Hamilton - 636.0
10. Colby - 452.5
11. Trinity - 422.5
1650 Freestyle - Caroline Wilson, Williams - 16:58.10
200 Backstroke - Maggie Rosenbaum, Hamilton - 1:59.94
100 Freestyle - Megan Gibbons, Hamilton - 51.50
200 Breaststroke - Kara Leasure, Bates - 2:21.11
200 Butterfly - Logan Todhunter, Williams - 2:03.21
3-meter Diving - McKenzie Murdoch, Williams - 493.15
400 Freestyle Relay - Williams - 3:27.17#%
* - NESCAC record; # - NESCAC meet record; % - Wesleyan Natatorium pool record