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Murphy Earns Second NESCAC Crown, 200 Medley Relay Records Runner-Up Honors

Photo courtesy of Ronald Wimer P '19
Photo courtesy of Ronald Wimer P '19

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The third day of the 2019 NESCAC women's swimming and diving championship resumed on Saturday with preliminary heats at 10:00 a.m. and finals following at 6:00 p.m. At the end of the third day, the Cardinals sit in sixth place with 653 points, just 47 points behind fifth-place Connecticut College.

Tomorrow is the final day of competition with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Caroline Murphy earned her second NESCAC crown this weekend, coming in first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 54.99, one full second faster than her winning time from 2017-18. This was Murphy's second NESCAC title of the weekend and her second-straight in the event. She also broke her own previously set varsity record to establish a new school record in the event. 
  • Wesleyan's 200-yard medley relay team (Murphy, Mengmeng Gibbs, Maela Whitcomb and Hannah O'Halloran) earned runner-up honors with a time of 1:43.86, less than one second behind Williams. The time established an NCAA "B" Cut consideration time, while also breaking the school record. 
  • First-year Amanda McHugh placed seventh in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing in 56.38 to establish a new school record in the event. Her time was also an NCAA "B" cut consideration. 
  • Gibbs came in seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.38.
  • Rachel Townsend touched the wall in 1:07.17 in the 100-yard breaststroke, placing tenth overall.
  • Whitcomb touched the wall in 10:37.88 in the 1,000-yard free, which was good for 16th place.

MEET INFORMATION:

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All tickets will be sold at the door and are $8 per session for adults and $3 per session for children and students. There will only be 42 general admission tickets available for each session. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the preliminaries and finals.

A live webcast will be available at NESCAC.com and on Roku, AppleTV, and Amazon Fire (search NESCAC Network). Results from the NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships will be available throughout the weekend at NESCAC.com and via the NESCAC Twitter account (@NESCAC).