Williams Leads After Day One of NESCAC Championships

Williams Leads After Day One of NESCAC Championships

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Defending champion Williams College leads after day one of the 2017 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship hosted by Bowdoin College.

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Individual Event Winners
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On the strength of three individual wins and a pair of relay victories, the Ephs totaled 625.5 points to lead second-place Amherst (547.5) by 78 points. Connecticut College (461.5), Bates (460) and Middlebury (448) round out the top-five after the first day of competition.

The Williams 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays both established new NESCAC meet and Greason Pool records in their victories on Friday evening. The 200 freestyle team of  Delaney Smith, Olivia Jackson, Lauren Jones and Emma Waddell finished in 1:33.96 while the 400 medley squad of Jackson, Caroline White, Waddell and Jones posted a time of 3:42.79.

Waddell also captured a victory in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.98) while Maia Hare took first for Williams in the 50-yard breaststroke (24.98). Ari Ross rounded out the Eph winners on day one with a first-place finish in the 1-meter dive (471.95).

Middlebury's Maya Gomez established a new Greason Pool record with a time of 28.93 in the 50-yard breaststroke. Other winners on Friday included Monica Sears of Bates in the 500-yard freestyle (4:54.21), Wesleyan's Caroline Murphy in the 50-yard backstroke (26.18) and Amherst's Ingrid Shu in the 50-yard freestyle (23.63).

Action at the 2017 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championship continues on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Follow all of the action live at NESCAC.com.