Women's swimming & diving wraps up NESCAC championships

Madeleine Lepesant '19 (Josh McKee photo)
Madeleine Lepesant '19 (Josh McKee photo)

Seven Hamilton College swimmers qualified for Sunday evening's finals on the fourth and final day of the 2019 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships at Wesleyan University's Natatorium.

Lucy Hamann '22 finished seventh in the consolation final (15th overall) of the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:07.45, but her time of 2:06.48 in the morning's preliminary heats put her in third place in the program's top 10 times list. Sadie Logan '20 took second place in the preconsolation final (18th overall) of the 200 back in 2:06.42, which is good for second place on the top times list. Meredith Gioia '22 landed in seventh place on the 200 back top times list with a time of 2:10.03.

Logan joined the top times list for the first time in the 100 freestyle. She led off the 400 free relay with a time of 54.05 seconds, which dropped her into eighth place on the top 10 list.

Julia Martin '21 and Jillian Rhodes '22 joined the top times list for the 200 breaststroke. Martin ended up fourth in the preconsolation final (20th overall) in 2:29.36, but her time of 2:29.32 in the prelim heats is the fifth-fastest performance on the top times list. Rhodes was right behind Martin in fifth place in the preconsolation final (21st overall) with a time of 2:30.23 and put herself in 10th place on the top times list.

Madeleine Lepesant '19 led a trio of Continentals in the evening finals of the 200 butterfly. Lepesant was sixth in the consolation final (14th overall) with a time of 2:09.77, but her slightly faster performance of 2:09.15 in the prelim heats has her in fourth place on the top times list. Kenzie Burton '22 captured first place in the preconsolation final (17th overall) with a time of 2:08.60 and moved into third place on the top times list. Isabelle Lepesant '21 finished seventh in the preconsolation final (23rd overall) in 2:12.36, but her prelim time of 2:10.90 puts her in sixth place on the top times list.

In diving Sarah Pickup '19 finished in 16th place in the 3-meter springboard with 283.40 points, and Carolyn Gevinski '22 was 20th with 224.65 points.