Both the Lady and Lord Jeffs defeated Springfield College on Sunday, resulting in a 3-4 record for the women, and a 5-2 record for the men – just prior to heading into the NESCAC championship meet.
Amherst women: 162 | Springfield women: 132
Amherst men: 170 | Springfield men: 124
Although touched out on the first relay, the Amherst women placed first in nearly every event. Junior Emily Hyde won the 200 IM at a 2:12.99, in addition to winning the 100 breast and 100 IM, with times of 1:07.57 and 1:01.56, respectively. In the 50 back, senior Sabrina Lee would take first by nearly half a second – swimming a :28.43. Then in the 100 fly, junior Sarah Conklin snuck under a minute – with a time of :59.38 – to take first and then later, swam a :27.03 in the 50 fly. Amherst senior Ashleigh Stoddart would be the only girl under :26.00, winning the 50 free with a :25.38. Freshmen Stephanie Moriarty and Marie Maxwell took firsts in the 100 back and 500 free, with times of 1:00.91 and 5:19.70, respectively. Amherst finished up the meet by winning the 200 yard freestyle relay – and doing so in 1:42.33.
The Springfield women started the meet with a victory in the 200 medley by just :00.03 seconds – a relay team that consisted of Callie Phillips, Emily Medeiros, Delaney Dyjak, and Nicole Scotto. Callie then took first in the 200 and 100 frees with times of 1:57.39 and :54.84, respectively. In the 50 breast, Emily claimed first with a :30.76.
On the men’s side, the Lord Jeffs plowed through the 200 medley relay and went on to also claim the 200 IM – where sophomore Gregory Han took first by nearly 4 1/2 seconds – swimming a 1:59.27. Junior Vic Sun next took the 200 free by over a second, specifically, with a time of 1:46.86. In the 50 back, senior Michael Rochford took first at a :24.79, while freshman Elijah Spiro did so in the 50 breast at a :27.16. Junior Matthew Heise won the 100 fly by over a second, with a time of :53.04. The Amherst men swept the 50 free, most notably, won by Connor Sholtis, the only man under :22, with a time of :21.96. Connor then took the 100 free at a :47.17. Freshman Sam Spurrell crushed the 100 back with a :56.27 while In distance, Jeff Anderson took first in the 500, swimming a 4:51.86. Senior Tyler Hampton won the 50 fly going well under :25.00 – swimming a :24.13.
Springfield junior Michael Normoyle took the 100 breast and the 100 IM – under 1:00 for both events, with times of :59.18 and :55.96, respectively. Springfield finished up the meet with a victory in the 200 free relay.
In diving, Springfield’s Melanie Avodulos took the 1 meter with a score of 233.70, while teammate Jack Lewis took the 1 and 3 meter at 283.88 and 296.40, respectively. Springfield sophomore Morgan Kitzmiller later took the women’s 3 meter with a score of 251.86.
Follow Amherst as they hit the road for the NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championship – the women at Wesleyan and the men at Middlebury – while Springfield heads to WPI to compete for the NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Championship.