Women's swimming and diving wraps up WPI weekend meet

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

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

Hamilton dominated the 200-yard backstroke with five finishers in the top 30 including a pair in the "A" final. Sadie Logan '20 took second place with a time of 2:07.32 and Lucy Hamann '22 was seventh in 2:09.60. Hamann's qualifying time of 2:07.81 was the fastest in the morning's prelimnary heats. Meredith Gioia '22 landed in eighth place in the "B" final (18th overall) with a time of 2:13.50 and Lucy Elliott '23 was just behind her in ninth place (19th overall) in 2:14.42. Renee Varga '20 ended up eighth in the "C" final (28th overall) with a time of 2:17.16.

Sam Karlson '23 moved into ninth place in the 100 freestyle on the team's Top 10 Times list with a time of 54.13 seconds in prelims. She finished fourth in the "B" final (14th overall) with a time of 54.14 seconds. Abby Roller '21 was ninth in the "C" final (29th overall) in 55.94 seconds and Kenzie Burton '22 was right behind her in 10th place (30th overall) with a time of 55.95 seconds.

Julia Martin '21 led a trio of Continentals in the "B" final of the 50 breaststroke as she was second (12th overall) with a time of 31.81 seconds. Maddie Carter '23 finished eighth (18th overall) in 32.47 seconds and Karlson was 10th (20th overall) with a time of 32.97 seconds. Anna Edelson '23 ended up sixth in the "C" final (26th overall) in 33.22 seconds. Carter touched the wall in fifth place in the "C" final (25th overall) of the 500 free with a time of 5:22.49.

Burton finished seventh in the "B" final (17th overall) of the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:16.34. Karly Leiman '22 wound up in eighth place in the "C" final (28th overall) in 2:19.37 and Tatum Barclay '22 finished right behind her in ninth place (29th overall) with a time of 2:21.73.

In the final event of the weekend, Logan moved up to sixth place in the top times list as she led off the 400 free relay with a 100-yard split time of 53.52 seconds. Her previous best time in the 100 free was 54.04 seconds.

The Continentals ended up in seventh place out of 13 teams with 2,466.5 points. The team scores are the combined total for the men's and women's teams.

Hamilton will be back in the pool on Saturday, Jan. 4 for a dual meet against NESCAC opponent Wesleyan University at Bristol Pool.