2018-19 Swimming & Diving Performers of the Week

January 28, 2019
Ryan Bedell, Colby  Ryan Bedell
Colby College
Sophomore • Rye Brook, N.Y.

Bedell had a strong weekend versus Wesleyan and Trinity. Against Wesleyan, he posted a personal-best time and set a Colby school record in the 400 IM (4:12.73). Versus Trinity, he recorded a season and unrested best in both the 200 freestyle (1:46.48) and the 500 freestyle (4:44.68 - pool record).
Weekly Release #5
Natalie Rumpelt, Amherst Natalie Rumpelt
Amherst College
Junior • Albany, N.Y.

Rumpelt posted three first-place finishes at against Union. She won the 200 freestyle (1:53.00) and began the meet contributing a 28.53 backstroke split to the winning 200 medley relay. Rumpelt concluded her meet swimming the final leg of the first-place 800 freestyle relay with a split of 1:51.54, and smashing the Amherst pool record.
Weekly Release #5
January 21, 2019
Scott Romeyn, Amherst Scott Romeyn
Amherst College
First Year • Durham, Conn.

Romeyn posted four first-place finishes in a win against Connecticut College. He earned individual wins in the 50 freestyle (20.85) and the 100 freestyle (46.24). He was part of the winning 200 medley relay team, contributing a freestyle split of 20.14 to help set a pool record of 1:33.00. Romeyn also led off the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:27.20), contributing a split of 21.00.
Weekly Release #4
Mary Laurita, Bowdoin Mary Laurita
Bowdoin College
Sophomore • Mendham, N.J.

Laurita edged the next closest competitor by .01 seconds to win the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.42 against Bates. She also won the 50 butterfly, recording a time of 26.05. In a non-scoring meet against Maine, she earned a lifetime best mark of 5:18.78 in the 500 freestyle.
Weekly Release #4
January 14, 2019
James Lovette, Williams Jamie Lovette
Williams College
Sophomore • Ithaca, N.Y.

Lovette notched a first-place finish in the 1650 freestyle with a league-best time of 15:48.40 to help Williams defeat Connecticut College last week. Lovette also won the 100 freestyle (47.04) and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:26.62), contributing a 21.56 split.
Weekly Release #3
Lindsey Ruderman, Amherst Lindsey Ruderman
Amherst College
Sophomore • Durham, N.C.

Ruderman, a diver, posted two first-place finishes against Williams last week. She won on both boards, notching a score of 303.91 from the 1-meter board and a mark of 334.50 from the 3-meter board. Both marks were school records.
Weekly Release #3
December 3, 2018
Joseph Kim, Tufts Joseph Kim
Tufts University
First Year • Philadelphia, Pa.

Kim had a great weekend racing at the MIT Invitational highlighted by winning the 400 IM (3:59.95) and 200 backstroke (1:48.28). Both were NCAA B-cut times and his 200 backstroke time was a lifetime best mark. Joseph led off the 800 freestyle relay with a season-best time of 1:42.02 and posted a time of 52.26 in the 100 backstroke leg of the 400 medley relay.
Weekly Release #2
Bridgitte Kwong, Amherst Bridgitte Kwong
Amherst College
Senior • Hong Kwong Island, Hong Kong

Kwong posted three first-place finishes to lead the Mammoths to a win at Middlebury. She registered winning times of 59.35 in the 100 backstroke and 2:04.49 in the 200 backstroke. Kwong also swam a first-place time of 2:08.96 in the 200 IM to finish off the meet.
Weekly Release #2
November 19, 2018
Roger Gu, Tufts Roger Gu
Tufts University
Junior • Ashland, Mass.

Gu swept the freestyle sprint events in a win over Middlebury. Gu notched a time of 20.60 in the 50 freestyle to set the pool mark, while also winning the 100 freestyle (47.41) and the 200 freestyle (1:43.90). He also contributed an anchor split time of 20.09 to help the 200 medley relay win with a time of 1:34.07.
Weekly Release #1
Molly Craig, Williams Molly Craig
Williams College
Sophomore • Mansfield, Pa.

Craig won four events over Springfield and Union. She posted a time of 2:24.84 to win the 200 breaststroke and notched an event-winning time of 10:35.59 in the 1,000 freestyle against Springfield. Against Union, she won the 200 butterfly (2:08.37) and the 200 backstroke (2:08.92).
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