Amherst Places Eight on All-Conference Team
Contact: Mike O'Brien
HADLEY, Mass. - Eight Jeffs combined for 20 All-NESCAC honors after helping the Amherst women’s swimming & diving team finish second at the 2014 NESCAC Championship.
The Jeffs ranked third through day one and two but pulled ahead of Middlebury on the third and final day of the meet to claim second with 1216.5 points. Amherst earned eight first-place finishes in the 24-event meet, breaking four Samuelson-Muir pool records and one meet record in the process. The top three finishers in each event received All-Conference recognition.
Leading Amherst for the second consecutive season with six All-NESCAC performances, sophomore Emily Hyde set two pool records in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststrokes with times of 1:03.89 and 2:18.11, respectively. She also defended her title in the 200-yard individual medley with a mark of 2:03.73 while earning two wins as a member of the 200 medley relay, which set a meet and pool record in 1:44.49, as well as the 400 medley relay (3:47.99). Hyde claimed another top-three finish as a member of the 800 free relay, touching in 7:34.72 to earn third.
The reigning NESCAC Rookie of the Year, Sarah Conklin’16, joined Hyde on the 200 and 400 MR teams and racked up four all-league citations, second most among Jeffs. The sophomore defended her crown in the 50 and 100 fly, setting a pool record time in the 50 with a mark of 25.11 and touching in 56.12 in the 100.
The other two members of the 200 and 400 MR squads were Sabrina Lee ’15 and Lulu Belak ’14 while Belak, Allison Merz’14 and Ashleigh Stoddart ’15 made up the rest of the 800 free relay.
The 2013 Diver of the Meet, Lizzy Linsmayer ’14, won the 1-meter dive for the second consecutive season with 465.25 points and finished third in the 3-meter event (444.05).
Charlotte Chudy ’16 earned third in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:22.70 to round out the Jeffs top performers.