GREENSBORO, N.C. – Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) anchored the 800-yard freestyle relay to a record-breaking time and All-America performance to lead the Connecticut College women's swimming team on the third day of action at the NCAA Division III Championships on Friday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The Camels ended the evening in 17th place with 54 points.
By registering the fastest split of 1:50.82, Haskell helped the Camels finish the race fifth overall in a school-record time of 7:26.75. Freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Mass.) and sophomores Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) and Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.) joined the senior co-captain on the relay which easily surpassed the old program standard of 7:28.75 that was recorded by Haskell, Emma Rotner '16, Sam Pierce '16 and Valerie Urban '17 at the same championship event in 2016. For their efforts, the entire group earned NCAA All-America laurels.
In addition, senior Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) earned NCAA All-America Honorable Mention accolades in the 100 back. The co-captain and program record holder placed 10th by punching in a time of 56.06 seconds in her premier event.
Connecticut College will conclude competing at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. The Camels are expected to field a 400-yard free relay squad and also have Haskell and Ford slated to race in the 100 free and Wilber and Higgins swim in the 100 back.
Team Standings (Through 14 Events)
1. Emory 351; 2. Kenyon 340; 3. Denison 319; 4. Williams 245; 5. NYU 177; 6. Chicago 140; 7. Pomona-Pitzer 120; 8. Amherst 113; 9. MIT 111; 10. Washington & Lee 93.5; 17. Connecticut College 54.