Women Finish Sixth, Men Place 11th at NCAA Division III Championships
Contact: Mike O'Brien
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Both Amherst College swimming and diving teams notched a pair of top-15 finishes on the final day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Championships as the women finished sixth for the second year in a row and the men placed 11th at the IU Natatorium.
With 185 points, the Amherst women grabbed their 10th top-six performance of the last 12 years. Emory won the national championship with 595.50 points followed by Kenyon in second (456.50) and Johns Hopkins in third (387). Denison took fourth overall with 374.50 points and Williams grabbed fifth with 272 to round out the top-five.
The men’s streak of six consecutive top-10 finishes came to an end Saturday as the Jeffs finished 11th overall with 125 points. Kenyon won the men’s title with 480 points followed by Denison with 472 and Emory with 246.50. Rounding out the top-five was Johns Hopkins (245) and MIT (236).
In the first event of the night, Parker Moody ’14 swam in the 1,650-yard freestyle and finished in 15:51.74. He finished 13th overall. On the women’s side, Charlotte Chudy ’16 placed 13th in the 1,650 free as well, touching in 17:11.25.
Connor Sholtis ’15 grabbed another 13th place finish for Amherst in the 100 free. The junior, who competed in five events throughout the meet, swam in 45.18. In day two action, Sholtis earned All-America honors in the 200 free with a seventh-place finish.
The women’s 200 breast featured another All-America performance from Emily Hyde ’16 as well, her third of the meet and sixth total in just two seasons. Hyde took seventh in the event with a time of 2:18.52.
In diving events, Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 continued her impressive 2014 NCAA Championship. After finishing third in the 1-meter dive on day two, the senior finished second overall in the 3-meter with 486.25 points.
The final event of the day featured a 13th place finish from the women’s 400 free relay team consisting of Allison Merz ’14, Hyde, Ashleigh Stoddart ’16 and Lulu Belak ’14. The quartet finished in 3:28.75.
2014 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships
Final Men's Results
Final Women's Results
Day Four Results (only listed if finished in Top 16)
Men's 1650 Free: Parker Moody -- 13th (15:51.74)
Women's 1650 Free: Charlotte Chudy -- 13th (17:11.25)
Men's 100 Free: Connor Sholtis -- 13th (45.18)
Women's 200 Breast: Emily Hyde -- 7th (2:18.52)
Women's 3m Diving: Lizzy Linsmayer -- 2nd (486.25)
Women's 400 Free Relay: Allison Merz, Emily Hyde, Ashleigh Stoddart, Lulu Belak -- 13th (3:28.75)