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Caroline Murphy Earns Third-Straight NESCAC Title in 50-yard Backstroke

Caroline Murphy Earns Third-Straight NESCAC Title in 50-yard Backstroke

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The second day of the 2019 NESCAC women's swimming and diving championship resumed on Friday with preliminary heats at 10:00 a.m. and following at 6:00 p.m.

Wesleyan is back in action on Saturday with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m.


  • Defending NESCAC Champion Caroline Murphy won the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 25.37, earning her third-straight NESCAC crown in the event. En route to victory, she set a NESCAC meet record, a conference record, and a school record. 
  • In the 50-yard breast championship final, Mengmeng Gibbs established a new school record, while garnering All-NESCAC honors with a third-place finish (29.52). 
  • The 400-yard medley relay (Murphy, Gibbs, Grace Middleton and Hannah O'Halloran) earned All-NESCAC laurels with a runner-up finish, touching the wall in 3:48.07. The time also established a Wesleyan varsity record and was an NCAA "B" Cut consideration time. 
  • The Cardinals 200-yard free relay composed of Amanda McHugh, Sophia Antonio, Kylie Han and Middleton clocked in at 1:36.38, which was good for seventh place.
  • First-year McHugh broke the school record in the 50-yard butterfly, placing ninth overall in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 25.71.
  • O'Halloran earned ninth place overall in the 50-yard back with a time of 26.89.
  • Devon Cooper advanced to the championship final in the 1-meter diving, placing eighth overall with 344.80 points.


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<<2019 Digital Program>>

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 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 and via the NESCAC Twitter account (@NESCAC).