Women's swimming & diving reaches midpoint of WPI meet

Sadie Logan '20 (Josh McKee photo)
Sadie Logan '20 (Josh McKee photo)

The Hamilton College Continentals wrapped up the second day of the seventh annual Gompei Invitational at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Sports & Recreation Center with Saturday night's finals.

The 100-yard backstroke was the highlight of the evening for Hamilton as the Continentals placed three swimmers in the "A" final. Lucy Hamann '22 led the way in sixth place and a time of 58.78 seconds. Sadie Logan '20 landed in eighth place in 59.39 seconds and Lucy Elliott '23 was 10th with a time of 1:00.39. Elliott's time of 59.77 in the morning's preliminary heats put her in seventh place on the team's Top 10 Times list.

A similar scenario played out in the 50 back as three Hamilton swimmers filled the top six spots in the "A" final. Logan was runner-up with a time of 27.58 seconds, Meredith Gioia '22 grabbed fourth place in 27.99 seconds and Elliott finished sixth with a time of 28.46 seconds.

Sam Karlson '23 qualified for the "A" final in the 200 freestyle and finished ninth with a time of 1:56.66, which moved her into seventh place on the top times list. Julia Martin '21 was sixth in the "B" final (16th overall) in 1:58.70, Hamann finished fifth in the "C" final (25th overall) with a time of 2:00.41, and Abby Roller '21 was right behind in sixth place (26th overall) and a time of 2:01.52.

Kenzie Burton '22 ended up in 10th place in the "A" final of the 50 butterfly with a time of 27.15 seconds. Karly Leiman '22 took third place in the "B" final (13th overall) with a time of 27.35 seconds and Sophia Bernstein '23 was tied for seventh (tied for 17th overall) in 27.84 seconds.

Julia Bligh '23 finished third in the "B" final (13th overall) of the 400 individual medley with a time of 4:46.93 and Jillian Rhodes '22 was seventh (17th overall) in 4:50.89. Martin captured second place in the "B" final (12th overall) of the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:08.97, Maddie Carter '23 was sixth (16th overall) in 1:09.19 and Rhodes finished ninth in the "C" final (29th overall) with a time of 1:11.21.

The Continentals remain in seventh place out of 13 teams with 1,811.5 points. The team scores are the combined total for the men's and women's teams. On their own, the Hamilton women are in third place with 1,058.5 points. The third and final day gets underway with preliminary heats at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.