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Women’s Swimming Moves Up to Fifth Place After Third Day of NESCAC Championships

Andrea Higgins

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomore Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.) broke the school record in the 400-yard individual medley and was among four individuals and one relay to punch in an NCAA provisional qualifying time as the Connecticut College women's swimming team ended the third day of the NESCAC Championships in fifth place with 700 points.

Higgins finished fourth in the 400 IM by touching the wall in 4:28.96. She eclipsed the previous program standard of 4:29.39 established by current teammate and senior Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) last season.

In the first event of the evening, the 200 medley relay team consisting of Wilber, sophomore Kenzie Healy, freshman Vaughn Ammon and senior Olivia Haskell registered a fifth-place time of 1:44.73. The mark provisionally qualified the group for the upcoming NCAA Championships.

The Camels continued to dominate in the sprint freestyle races and racked up 71 points in the 200 free by having three student-athletes finish among the top eight. Sophomore Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) and Haskell placed fifth and sixth with times of 1:51.48 and 1:51.73, respectively, and Ammon was eighth in 1:53.26.

A fifth and final NCAA "B" cut time was recorded by Wilber in the 100 back. The senior co-captain posted a runner-up time of 56.39 seconds.

The Connecticut College women's swimming team will conclude competing at the NESCAC Championships tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.


Team Standings (Through 17 Events)

1. Williams 1,331 points; 2. Tufts 1,063.5; 3. Amherst 947; 4. Bates 732; 5. Connecticut College 700; 6. Wesleyan 653; 7. Bowdoin 580; 8. Middlebury 524; 9. Trinity 317.5; 10. Colby 313; 11. Hamilton 287.


School Records

400 IM: Andrea Higgins (4:28.96)


NCAA "B" Cut Times

200 Medley Relay: Maeve Wilber, Kenzie Healy, Vaughn Ammon, Olivia Haskell (1:44.73)

400 IM: Andrea Higgins (4:28.96)

200 Free: Maddie Ford (1:51.48)

200 Free: Olivia Haskell (1:51.04)

100 Back: Maeve Wilber (56.39)