Women's swimming and diving returns 21 athletes

Left to right: Julia Martin '21, Meredith Gioia '22 and Sadie Logan '20 (Josh McKee photo).
Left to right: Julia Martin '21, Meredith Gioia '22 and Sadie Logan '20 (Josh McKee photo).

The Hamilton College Continentals return seven swimmers who are part of their Top 10 Times list as they jump into the 2019-20 season with two dual meets this weekend.

Hamilton makes the short trip to Utica College for the season opener on Friday, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. and hosts NESCAC rival Trinity at Bristol Pool on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 p.m. The Continentals' other home meets are against Wesleyan (Jan. 4), Rochester Institute of Technology (Jan. 11), Williams and Middlebury (Jan. 25) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Feb. 1). Hamilton also competes in a three-day invitational at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8. The 2020 NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship is at Middlebury from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16.

Sadie Logan '20 leads the Continentals into this season as she appears in the top times list in no fewer than four events. Logan is second in the 100-yard backstroke (58.01 seconds) and the 200 back (2:06.42), eighth in the 100 freestyle (54.04 seconds) and tied for 10th in the 50 free (25.06 seconds). She finished 10th overall in the 50 back and 12th overall in the 100 back at the 2019 NESCAC championship and also competed in the evening finals of the 200 back.

Lucy Hamann '22 led a group of talented first-years as she ended up third on the list in the 200 back (2:06.48), fourth in the 100 back (58.53 seconds) and seventh in the 100 butterfly (59.03 seconds). Hamann was 15th overall in the 200 back at the NESCAC meet and qualified for the evening finals in the 100 fly.

Kenzie Burton '22 emerged as the team's best in the fly after she landed in second place on the list in the 100 (57.70 seconds) and in third place in the 200 (2:08.60). Burton was 10th overall in the 100 fly at NESCACs and competed in the evening finals in the 50 and 200 fly.

Meredith Gioia '22 is on the top times list in three events as she is fifth in the 100 back (59.01 seconds) and seventh in the 200 back (2:10.03) and the 200 individual medley (2:12.31). Gioia advanced to the evening finals in the 100 back and 200 IM at the NESCAC championship.

Jillian Rhodes '22 is at No. 4 on the 200 IM list (2:11.55), No. 9 in the 100 breast (1:08.67) and No. 10 in the 200 breast (2:30.23). Rhodes made it to the finals in all three events at the NESCAC meet.

Julia Martin '21 and Isabelle Lepesant '21 are the top two juniors on the roster. Martin is fifth on the top times list in both the 100 breast (1:08.06) and the 200 breast (2:29.32) and made it to the NESCAC finals in both events. Lepesant checked in at No. 5 on the top times list in the 100 fly (58.82 seconds) and at No. 6 in the 200 fly (2:10.90). She advanced to the evening races in both events at NESCACs.

Hamann, Martin and Logan all finished first in two events and helped Hamilton capture the team title in its own invitational last December. Carolyn Gevinski '22 returns as the lone diver on the roster. The team captains are Logan, Hana Lindsey '20 and Jessica Khanna '21.