Jeff Relays Pace Women's Swimming at Middlebury
Contact: Ben Badua
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Lulu Belak ’14 swam on three winning relays as the Amherst women’s swimming and diving team continued to prepare for championship season at the Middlebury Invitational.
Joining Sabrina Lee ’15, Ashleigh Stoddart ’15 and Katie Vincett ’13, Belak helped the Jeffs take first in the 200 free relay (1:40.22), before the quartet also teamed up for a victory in the 400-yard event (3:40.55). Belak later swam on the winning 800 free relay (7:59.01) alongside Stoddart, Emily Hyde ’16 and Steph Ternullo ’15 before helping Hyde, Nicole Heise ’13 and Allison Merz ’14 place second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:04.89.
In the individual events, Belak came in third in the 100 free (54.54), while Vincett finished as the runner-up in the 50 (24.73). Hyde recorded a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 (53.98) and 200 free (1:58.36), while Merz placed second in the 200 fly (2:13.48).
Lee notched one of four individual Jeff wins with the top time in the 100 back (1:00.23), while Lee Stevens ’16 turned in the fastest time in the 200 back at 2:12.30. Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 won the 1-meter dive with a score of 468.65 before finishing third in the 3-meter (438.60).
Kenzie Heaton ’15 paced a strong Amherst field in the 100-yard breaststroke, edging out teammate Adrienne Lightbourne ’14 by just nine one-hundredths of a second, touching in at 1:09.50. Fellow Jeff Catherine Maguire ’13 came in third with a time of 1:10.67. Abby Hahn ’14 took second in the 200 breaststroke (2:31.13), while Charlotte Chudy ’16 was the runner-up in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:33.28.
Amherst returns to action on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Springfield.