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Women’s Swimming Stands in Sixth After Second Day of NESCAC Championships

Maeve Wilber

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior captains Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) and Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) each recorded runner-up finishes in individual events as the Connecticut College women's swimming team ended the second day of the NESCAC Championships in sixth place on the campus of Wesleyan University. The Camels registered three NCAA provisional qualifying marks and finished the evening with 398 points.

The evening session got started on a high note, as the 200-yard freestyle relay team being anchored by Haskell finished with a runner-up time of 1:35.08. The group also included freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.), senior Danielle Fergus (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) and sophomore Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.).

Bolstered by a pair of top-three finishes, the team most notably racked up 64 points in the 50 free. Haskell and Ford met the NCAA provisional standard by punching in second and third place times of 23.59 and 23.72 seconds, respectively, and sophomore Kenzie Healy (Westport, Conn.) provided additional scoring by finishing 17th in 24.43. Healy was also ninth in the 50 breast with a mark of 30.78.

Another strong performance was made by Wilber. The senior took second in the 50 back by touching the wall in 26.07.

Connecticut College will continue competing at the NESCAC Championships tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.


Team Standings (Through 10 Events)

1. Williams 781; 2. Tufts 641; 3. Amherst 590; 4. Bates 436.5; 5. Wesleyan 405; 6. Connecticut College 398; 7. Bowdoin 360; 8. Middlebury 359; 9. Trinity 239.5; 10. Colby 209; 11. Hamilton 178.


NCAA "B" Cut Times

200 Free Relay: Vaughn Ammon, Danielle Fergus, Maddie Ford, Olivia Haskell (1:35.08)

50 Free: Olivia Haskell (23.55)

50 Free: Maddie Ford (23.72)