Ternullo, Conklin, Vincett Lead Jeffs Past Middlebury
Contact: Ben Badua
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Steph Ternullo ’15, Sarah Conklin ’16 and Katie Vincett ’13 each won a pair of individual events as the Amherst women’s swimming & diving team earned a 162-132 victory over rival Middlebury College.
Winning the 200 freestyle earlier in the day (1:56.25), Ternullo touched in over 11 seconds before her closest competitor in the 500 free, finishing with a time of 5:11.71. Conklin came in nearly three seconds ahead of the field in the 200 fly (2:08.65), while edging out the competition in the 100 fly (57.29). Vincett continued to impress with a pair of victories in the 50 (25:03) and 100 freestyle events (55:01).
Middlebury’s 200 medley relay team of Maddie Pierce ’16, Jamie Hillas ’15, Maddy Berkman ’15 and Ann Carpenter ’15 got the Panthers off to a fast start, picking up 11 points (1:50:35) with a win in the opening event. Amherst responded by taking the top three spots in the 1,000-yard freestyle, led by Anna Pietrantonio ’14 who clocked in at 10:52.84.
The Jeffs continued to rack up points in the 200 free with Ternullo, Lulu Belak ’14 (1:58.04) and Emily Hyde ’16 (2:00.41) taking the top three slots, while Maddy Sprung-Keyser ’13 took home the top honor in the 100 back (1:02.54). Hillas ended the Jeff run with a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.03), but Courtney Flynn ’15, Catherine Maguire ’13 and Abby Hahn ’14 salvaged points for the visitors by placing second, third and fifth, respectively.
After Conklin and Vincett took home the top prize in the 200 fly and 50 free, Middlebury finished 1-2-3 in the 3-meter dive led by senior Hannah King’s score of 256.28. Vincett then picked up her second win of the day with a triumph in the 100 free, before Pierce and Hillas notched consecutive victories for Middlebury in the 200 back (2:13.60) and 200 breast (2:25.82).
Ternullo and Conklin got Amherst back on track with triumphs in the 500 free and 100 fly, but the Panthers stayed close, once again sweeping the 1-meter dive led by King’s tally of 244.98. Hyde led the Jeffs to a victory in the 200 IM (2:12.01), before Amherst’s 400 free relay squad of Belak, Ashleigh Stoddart ’15, Ternullo and Vincett closed out the afternoon with another Amherst win (3:40.25).
The Lord Jeffs return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Union.