Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Sweep Springfield College
Contact: Mike O'Brien
AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams defeated Springfield College decisively on Sunday at Pratt Pool by scores of 169-117 and 180.5-117.5, respectively.
The men’s team improved to 6-1 overall in dual meets while the women’s team is now 5-2 on the season.
The men claimed 11 first-place finishes in the win. Starting off the meet with a victory was the Amherst 4x200-yard medley relay ‘A’ team that won the event in 1:34.89.
The Jeffs followed up with a solid performance in the 400 IM with a win from Greg Han '17 in 4:05.30.
In freestyle events, Alex Dreisbach '17, Nick Egan '14 and Vic Sun '16 won the 50, 100 and 200, respectively. Dreisbach touched in 21.90 while Egan finished in 48.18 and Sun won in 1:43.48.
The Jeffs also excelled in the backstroke, winning the 50 and 100 yard events. Michael Rochford '15 finished first in the 50 with a mark of 24.93 and Conor Deveney '15 won the 100 with a time of 52.33 seconds.
Tom Zhang '16 picked up two wins in the 50 and 100 breaststroke. The sophomore won the 50 in 26.70 seconds and followed up with a win in the 100 with a mark of 1:00.01.
Rounding out the top performances for the men's team was Tyler Bulakul '14 with a win in the 100 fly (50.72) and Colin White '14 picked up a victory in diving events with 302.10 points in the 3 meter.
The Amherst women’s team won 11 events as well, leading off with a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.83. In individual medleys, Emily Hyde ’16 claimed one of her three wins in the 100 IM with a time of 1:00.17 while Kathleen West ’16 won the 400 IM in 4:48.22.
Sabrina Lee ’15 won two events in the 50 and 100 yard backstrokes. The junior won the 50 back in 27.82 seconds and the 100 with a mark of 59.38.
Hyde picked up her other two wins in the breaststroke events with a first-place finish in the 50 with a time of 30.84 seconds followed up by a win in the 100 in 1:07.08.
The Jeffs also excelled in the butterfly and freestyle races. Sarah Conklin ’16 earned wins in the 50 and 100 fly, respectively, with times of 58.68 and 26.46. In the freestyle events, Allison Merz ’14 claimed the 100 with a time of 55.59 and Charlotte Chudy ’16 touched in 5:13.95 to earn the 500 free.
Both squads prepare for the NESCAC Championships, hosted by Bowdoin, beginning Friday, Feb. 21.