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Wesleyan Records Program-Best Finish at NESCAC Championship, Solomon Named Co-Coach of the Year

Wesleyan Records Program-Best Finish at NESCAC Championship, Solomon Named Co-Coach of the Year

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan women's swimming and diving team came in sixth place in the 2019 NESCAC women's swimming and diving championship with 899 points, earning its best finish at the conference meet in school history. Williams took home the crown for the sixth-straight year (1,873 points), while Tufts earned runner-up (1,439.5 points), while Amherst rounded out the top-three (1,322 points). 

At the conclusion of the four-day competition, head coach Peter Solomon was tabbed the 2019 Women's Swimming & Diving NESCAC Co-Coach of the Year. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The 400-yard freestyle relay (Caroline Murphy, Hannah O'Halloran, Sophia Antonio and Grace Middleton) came in third place, touching the wall in 3:27.07 to earn an NCAA B-Cut time, as well as All-NESCAC laurels.
  • O'Halloran finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.99, which was also an NCAA "B" Cut consideration time. 
  • In the consolation final of the 200-yard backstroke, Maela Whitcomb earned the top-spot, which was good for ninth overall with a time of 2:04.79.
  • Murphy touched the wall in 51.57 in the 100-yard free, which was good for fourth-place and an NCAA "B" Cut consideration time. 
  • Grace Middleton came in 10th overall in the 100-yard free with a time of 52.09.
  • Amanda McHugh placed 12th in the 200-yard butterfly, clocking in at 2:08.38.
  • Devon Cooper placed seventh off the 3-meter board with 351.95 points.