Women's Swimming & Diving

Women's swimming & diving defeats Utica in season opener

Photo by Michael P. Doherty
Photo by Michael P. Doherty

The Hamilton College women's swimming and diving team finished first in 10 events and the Continentals cruised to a 161-64 dual meet win against the Utica College Pioneers at Hamilton's Bristol Pool on Friday.

The Continentals were competing in their 2017-18 season opener while Utica evened its dual-meet record at 4-4. Hamilton travels to SUNY New Paltz for another dual meet in New Paltz, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.

Jess Halladay '18 won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:24.01 and anchored the 200 free relay to victory in 1:45.90. Sadie Logan '20, Lauren Klei '18 and Jessica Khanna '21 rounded out the winning relay.

Logan also captured first place in the 100 free with a time of 57.14 seconds, which was just ahead of runner-up Khanna and her time of 57.81 seconds. Logan was part of the Continentals' 200 medley relay that finished in first place. Emma Raynor '18, Caroline Paulson '21 and Klei were the other members of that relay. Khanna took second place in the 200 free in 2:05.05 and Raynor grabbed first place in the 100 backstroke (1:02.33).

Paulson finished second with a time of 2:21.73 in a 200 individual medley that was crowded at the top with Hamilton swimmers. Julia Martin '21 claimed first place in 2:19.19, Erin Lewis '18 was third (2:22.10) and Isabelle Lepesant '21 ended up fourth (2:22.42).

Martin was a double winner as she also triumphed in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:11.60 and Lewis was close behind in 1:12.93. Lepesant won a tight battle with older sister Madeleine Lepesant '19 in the 100 butterfly. Isabelle Lepesant's winning time was 1:01.70 and Madeleine Lepesant was close behind in 1:01.85. Madeleine Lepesant finished in second place in the 500 free with a time of 5:36.70, which was just .29 seconds behind the winner. Hana Lindsey '20 landed in second place in the 50 free with a time of 27.16 seconds.

In diving, Sarah Pickup '19 was crowned the champion in the 1-meter springboard event with 218.85 points, and Missy Paragamian '18 was the winner in the 3-meter board with 211.57 points.