Women's swimming & diving captures Hamilton Invitational title

Lucy Hamann '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Lucy Hamann '22 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College athletes finished first in 11 events and the Continentals took first place out of 10 teams in the 2018 Hamilton Swimming and Diving Invitational at Bristol Pool.

The two-day, three-session meet began on Friday and wrapped up Saturday night. The Continentals won't compete again until Jan. 5, 2019, when they travel to Wesleyan University for a dual meet against their NESCAC rivals.

Hamilton grabbed the top spot in four relays including the 200-yard medley relay with a winning time of 1:50.64. Sadie Logan '20, Julia Martin '21, Kenzie Burton '22 and Meredith Gioia '22 made up the 200 medley relay. The same quartet won the 400 medley relay in 4:05.49.

Martin, Burton, Logan and Lucy Hamann '22 were part of the winning 800 freestyle relay (8:03.97). The Continentals capped the invitational by winning the 400 free relay (3:42.82) behind Gioia, Martin, Logan and Caroline Paulson '21.

Hamann touched the wall first in the 500 free (5:20.46) and the 1,650 free (18:28.66). Martin was a winner in the 200 individual medley (2:14.48) and the 200 breaststroke (2:31.14) and finished third in the 400 IM (4:51.58). Logan was Hamilton's third double winner for the 200 back (2:10.04) and the 100 back with a time of 59.98 seconds.

Burton was runner-up in the 100 butterfly (1:00.52), Gioia was second in the 100 back (1:00.84), and Paulson landed in second place in the 400 IM (4:50.34).

Madeleine Lepesant '19 won the 200 fly (2:10.09) just ahead of younger sister Isabelle Lepesant '19 (2:13.36). Madeleine also ended up third in the 1,650 free (18:49.49) and Isabelle was third in the 100 fly (1:00.84).

Jillian Rhodes '22 recorded a trio of top-three performances. Rhodes was second in the 200 IM (2:15.89) and the 100 breast (1:10.14) and collected third place in the 100 back (1:01.84).

Jessica Khanna '21 finished third in the 200 free (2:01.83) and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 56.05 seconds. Patricia Shiebler '21 was runner-up in the 1,650 free (18:37.18).

Sarah Pickup '19 finished ninth out of 25 divers in the 1-meter springboard with 188.70 points and was 15th in the 3-meter board with 165.20 points.

The Continentals won the team title by almost 500 points with 1,814. SUNY Cortland was the runner-up with 1,315.5 points and SUNY Oswego (1,012) edged Trinity College (1,008) for third place.