Hyde, Jeffs Cruise Past Hamilton, 180-106
Contact: Ben Badua
AMHERST, Mass. - Emily Hyde ’16 set a pool record in the 400 IM as the Amherst women’s swimming and diving team coasted to a 180-106 win over Hamilton.
Touching in with a time of 4:35.10, Hyde met the NCAA ‘B’ cut standard, while also setting a new Pratt Pool benchmark.
Amherst’s Maddy Sprung Keyser ’13, Hyde, Sarah Conklin ’16, and Katie Vincett ’13 opened the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay (1:49.20), before the Jeffs’ Stephanie Ternullo ’15, Audrey Ingerson ’14 and Anna Pietrantonio ’14 took the top three slots in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
Ashleigh Stoddart ’15 and Allison Merz ’14 kept things rolling for Amherst, finishing one-two in the 200 free with times of 1:55.34 and 1:58.35, respectively, before Hamilton’s Margaret Rosenbaum ’14 earned the Continentals first victory with a time of 27.64 in the 50-yard backstroke.
Catherine Maguire ’13 and Courtney Flynn ’15 responded by taking the top two spots in the 50-yard breaststroke, while Conklin, Nicole Heise ’13 and Charlotte Chudy ’16 made quick work of the competition in the 100 fly. Less than three tenths of a second separated Lulu Belak ’14 (24.38) and Adrienne Lightbourne ’14 (25.63) in the 50 free, while Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 surpassed the NCAA ‘B’ cut with a score of 279.53 in the 1-meter dive.
Vincett, Hyde and Sabrina Lee ’15 continued Amherst’s dominance in the 100-freestyle, combining for 16 points after taking the top three positions, before Rosenbaum recorded her second victory of the afternoon with a time of 59.49 in the 100 back.
Maguire and Abby Hahn ’14 posted the two fastest times in the 100 breast, while Belak and Chudy were the top two finishers in the 500 free. Conklin, Heise and Merz continued Amherst’s big day with a strong showing in the 50 fly, while Linsmayer topped the ‘B’ cut in the 3-meter event with a score of 279.75.
The Lord Jeffs return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 against MIT.