Williams Women Take their 14th NESCAC Title

No. 8 Williams finished night one of the 2015 Women’s NESCAC Swimming & Diving Championships with nearly a 150 point lead over Bates College. However, Williams would eventually finish the meet with a record breaking score of 2,103.5 points. Last year Williams became the first NESCAC swim team to ever finish with over 2,000 points – doing so at 2,007 – and this year, they nearly beat their own record by over 100 points.

Here are the final team standings:

  1. Williams | 2,103.5
  2. Bates | 1,345
  3. Middlebury | 1,203
  4. Amherst | 1,042
  5. Bowdoin | 932.5
  6. Conn. College | 839
  7. Tufts | 795
  8. Wesleyan | 578.5
  9. Colby College | 448.5
  10. Hamilton | 435
  11. Trinity College | 355

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NESCAC Championship meet records – in addition to Wesleyan Natatorium records – fell for over half the events, including:

  1. Emma Waddell, Catherine Treesh, Faye Sultan, and Sarah Thompson of Williams College – broke the pool and NESCAC meet record in the 200 and 400 free relays
  2. Jamie Hillas from Middlebury – broke the pool record in the 50 breast
  3. Amherst’s Sarah Conklin – took the pool record in the 50 fly
  4. Freshman Logan McGill (Bates) – set a new NESCAC meet record in the 50 free
  5. Ariana Ross, a Williams diver, set a new Wesleyan pool record in 1-meter diving
  6. Williams’ Olivia Jackson, Breanna Nguyen, Emma Waddell, and Sarah Thompson set pool and meet records in the 400 medley relay
  7. Amherst’s Emily Hyde set new 100 and 200 breast pool records
  8. Sarah Thompson (Williams) set a NESCAC record in the 1,650
  9. Emma Waddell – also Williams – set a pool record in the 100 free
  10. Olivia Jackson – believe it or not, Williams – broke the NESCAC record in the 2-back

Check down below for individual event winners:

Event First Place Second Place Third Place
200-yard Freestyle Relay Emma Waddell, Catherine Treesh, Faye Sultan, Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 1:34.36 Logan McGill, Whitney Paine, Anabel Carter, Sara Daher (Bates) – 1:34.95 Jamie Hillas, Morgan Burke, Megan Griffin, Courtney Haron (Middlebury) – 1:35.02
50-yard Breaststroke Jamie Hillas (Middlebury) – 28.82 Audrey Butler (Trinity) – 29.66 Breanna Nguyen (Williams) – 29.74
50-yard Butterfly Sarah Conklin (Amherst) – 24.73 Megan Griffin (Middlebury) – 25.34 Anna Epstein (Williams) – 25.52
500-yard Freestyle Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 4:56.40 Lauren Jones (Williams) – 4:57.29 Stephanie Ternullo (Amherst) – 4:58.85
50-yard Backstroke Whitney Paine (Bates) – 26.22 Sarah Nappo (Conn. College) – 26.41 Anna Epstein (Williams) – 26.46
200-yard Individual Medley Emma Waddell (Williams) – 2:02.14 Emily Hyde (Amherst) – 2:02.73 Olivia Jackson (Williams) – 2:04.51
50-yard Freestyle Logan McGill (Bates) – 23.27 Ashleigh Stoddart (Amherst) – 23.81 Faye Sultan (Williams) – 23.82
1-meter Diving Ariana Ross (Williams) – 473.50 pts. Michelle Higgins (Williams) – 454.45 pts. Emma Jarczyk (Bates) – 453.20 pts.
400-yard Medley Relay Olivia Jackson, Breanna Nguyen, Emma Waddell, Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 3:44.22 Stephanie Moriarty, Emily Hyde, Sarah Conklin, Ashleigh Stoddart (Amherst) – 3:49.04 Sarah Bartholomae, Jamie Hillas, Megan Griffin, Morgan Burke (Middlebury) – 3:49.13
200-yard Medley Relay Katherine Bennett, Olivia Clark, Emma Waddell, Faye Sultan (Williams) – 1:43.22 Sarah Nappo, Charlotte Nixon, Anna Peterson, Sam Pierce (Conn. College) – 1:44.70 Sarah Bartholomae, Jamie Hillas, Megan Griffin, Courtney Haron (Middlebury) – 1:44.72
1,000-yard Freestyle Valerie Urban (Conn. College) – 10:16.67 Emma Sawkins (Williams) – 10:21.15 Angela Slevin (Wesleyan) – 10:21.43
400-yard Individual Medley Megan Pierce (Williams) – 4:21.19 Sara Daher (Bates) – 4:25.74 Erica Bucki (Williams) – 4:28.64
100-yard Butterfly Emma Waddell (Williams) – 54.09 Sarah Conklin (Amherst) – 55.23 Logan McGill (Bates) – 56.26
200-yard Freestyle Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 1:51.25 Lauren Jones (Williams) – 1:51.49 Stephanie Ternullo (Amherst) – 1:52.24
100-yard Breaststroke Emily Hyde (Amherst) – 1:02.56 Jamie Hillas (Middlebury) – 1:03.10 Breanna Nguyen (Williams) – 1:04.58
100-yard Backstroke Olivia Jackson (Williams) – 55:54 Katherine Bennett (Williams) – 56.28 Whitney Paine (Bates) – 57.35
800-yard Freestyle Relay Megan Pierce, Breanna Nguyen, Lauren Jones, Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 7:30.34 Emily Hyde, Ashleigh Stoddart, Charlotte Chudy, Stephanie Ternullo (Amherst) – 7:36.60 Caroline Depew, Lindsey Prelgovisk, Julia Smachlo, Nell Houde (Bates) – 7:38.89
1,650-yard Freestyle Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 16:53.55 Megan Pierce (Williams) – 16:53.90 Angela Slevin (Wesleyan) – 17:16.28
200-yard Backstroke Olivia Jackson (Williams) – 1:58.59 Katherine Bennett (Williams) – 1:59.02 Stephanie Moriarty (Amherst) – 2:03.57
100-yard Freestyle Emma Waddell (Williams) – 50.33 Faye Sultan (Williams) – 51.26 Ashleigh Stoddart (Amherst) – 52.01
200-yard Breaststroke Emily Hyde (Amherst) – 2:16.61 Breanna Nguyen (Williams) – 2:19.22 Mariah Rawding (Bowdoin) – 2:20.52
200-yard Butterfly Megan Pierce (Williams) – 2:02.81 Sarah Conklin (Amherst) – 2:04.36 Sofie Pietrantonio (Williams) – 2:06.24
3-meter Diving Ariana Ross (Williams) – 511.30 Michelle Higgins (Williams) – 506.80 Emma Jarczyk (Bates) – 476.90
400-yard Freestyle Relay Emma Waddell, Faye Sultan, Lauren Jones, Sarah Thompson (Williams) – 3:23.84 Mariah Rawding, Bridget Killian, Lela Garner, Sophia Walker (Bowdoin) – 3:28.64 Jamie Hillas, Morgan Burke, Megan Griffin, Courtney Haron (Middlebury) – 3:29.18

Williams – on top of some qualifiers from the rest of the ‘CAC – is now preparing to take on the rest of the Division-III teams in Indianapolis next month at the D-III Swimming and Diving Championships.


Photo credits – in addition to meet results – thanks to NESCAC Swimming & Diving

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