Amherst Women Suffer First Loss of Season at Williams, 203-97
Kendra Stern '11 won three individual events at Williams.
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Kendra Stern ’11 (Albuquerque, NM) won three individual races in Saturday’s dual meet against Williams College, but the Ephs won 12 of 16 events en route to a comfortable 203-97 win over the Lord Jeffs at Samuelson-Muir Pool. Both teams moved to 4-1 on the season.
Stern won all three of her individual events in dominant fashion, beginning with a time of 1:46.80 in the 200-yard freestyle that shattered a 14-year-old pool record by nearly five seconds. She then won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.53 seconds and wrapped up her afternoon with a winning time of 2:05.79 in the 200-yard individual medley.
Accounting for Amherst’s fourth win was Abby Hahn ’14 (New York, NY), whose 2:27.12 in the 200-yard breaststroke left her more than two seconds ahead of the fastest Eph. Hahn also placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke behind Caroline Wilson, who won three individual races for Williams.
Also standing out for the Ephs was Logan Todhunter, who lived up to expectations by winning the 100- and 200-yard butterfly events with new pool-record times. Wilson and Todhunter were part of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay as well, an event in which the Ephs had the top two times.
The diving events were extremely competitive, but it was Williams that had the top score on each board. Meggie Meisinger ’11 (St. Louis, MO) led Amherst on the 1-meter board by placing second with a 269.63, less than seven points behind the winner. On the 3-meter board it was Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 (Denver, CO) who led the Jeffs by finishing third at 245.48.
The Lord Jeffs will be in Florida next week for their annual training trip, and will not return to action until Jan. 22 when they host Hamilton College in a dual meet.