Amherst Places 15 on All-Conference Team
Contact: Ben Badua
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Fifteen Lord Jeffs combined for 41 All-NESCAC honors after helping the Amherst women’s swimming & diving team to its first-ever NESCAC Championship.
Posting a school record 1972.5 points, the Jeffs ended Williams’ 12-year run atop the leader board, accounting for victories in eight individual events and three relays, while also breaking eight program marks during the course of the three-day meet. The top three finishers in each event received All-Conference recognition.
Leading Amherst with seven All-NESCAC performances, first-year Emily Hyde set both a meet and pool record in the 200 IM (2:03.15), before also placing first in the 200 breaststroke with a program-best time of 2:18.75. The runner-up in the 400 IM with a school record time of 4:24.19, she helped both the 200 and 400 medley relays to a pair of new program benchmarks, while also swimming on the second-place 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams.
Joining Hyde on the 200 and 400 MR and the 400 FR, Katie Vincett ’13 racked up six all-league citations, coming in second in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle, while also helping the 200 freestyle relay to a first-place finish. Sarah Conklin ’16 and Steph Ternullo ’15 each picked up five all-conference honors, with Conklin also being named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
Setting program records in the 50 (25.09) and 100-yard butterfly (55.66), Conklin notched her third individual win of the meet in the 200 fly (2:04.73), while also participating on the top-ranked 200 FR and 400 MR. Winning the 500-yard freestyle, Ternullo finished second in the 200 free and third in the 1,650 free, while helping the Jeffs to second-place showings in the 400 and 800 freestyle relays.
The Diver of the Meet, Lizzy Linsmayer ’14, set program and pool records with a win in the 1-meter dive (478.45) before finishing as the runner-up in the 3-meter event. Lulu Belak ’14 received all-conference praise for her participation in the 200, 400 and 800 relays, while Ashleigh Stoddart ’15 earned nods for coming in third in the 200 free and swimming on Amherst’s 200 and 800 FR.
Vaulting onto the top of the podium in the 1,000 free, Charlotte Chudy ’16 set a program record in the 1,650 free, coming in second with a time of 17:07.44. Emily Swett ’13 garnered praise for her third-place performance in the 200 back and hand in the 400 MR, while Courtney Flynn ’15 and Abby Hahn ’14 became all-league choices by finishing second and third in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Audrey Ingerson ’14 and Aline Kim ’15 placed third in the 1,000 free and 100 back, respectively, while Nicole Heise ’13 and Maddy Sprung-Keyser ’13 helped the Jeffs to a record-breaking showing in the 200 MR.
Nick Nichols and Jesse Maple rounded out the list of Amherst honorees as the Swimming and Diving Coaches of the Year.
For a complete list of All-NESCAC selections, please visit the NESCAC website.