Williams Claims Two Conference Wins, Little Three Championship

Caroline Wilson '13
Caroline Wilson '13

Williamstown, Mass.—

 

The host Ephs of Williams College came out on top in their tri meet against the Tufts University Jumbos and the Wesleyan University Cardinals this evening. The Ephs triumphed over the Jumbos by a score of 195.5-99.5, and over the Cardinals 195-100. Going head to head, Tufts narrowly defeated Wesleyan by a score of 157-142. The Ephs only dropped one event. all night against their opponents, leading from first to last in the meet. With the win over Wesleyan the Ephs also clinched the 2010 Little Three championship, their third consecutive title.

 

Leading the charge for Williams was sophomore Caroline Wilson, who continued her stellar season by winning the 1000 yd freestyle, the 200 yd butterfly, and the 200 yd breaststroke. First year Stephanie Nguyen was runner up in the 200 yd breaststroke, while also winning the 200 yd freestyle in a time of 1:56.13. Sophomore Kelsey Roggensack placed second in the 200 butterfly. Not to be outdone was teammate Logan Todhunter, who won the 100 yd freestyle and the 100 yd breaststroke. Todhunter also swam a leg on the first place 200 yd medley relay. Senior Jillian Hancock finished as the runner up in the 100 yd freestyle.

 

The highlight of the night for the Ephs was their near sweep of the 400 yd IM. Sophomore Katherine O'Leary finished first in a time of 4:34.10, followed by teammate KC Ha in second. Kelsey Roggensack of Williams came in fourth place, beaten out for third by Christine Garvey of Tufts, who out touched her opponent by .14 seconds. Ellen Ramsey of Williams took fifth place in the event. O'Leary would also win the 500 yd Freestyle, finishing in a time of 5:10.32, while first year Julie Okorn had an impressive showing in narrowly touching out Rachel Cohen of Wesleyan for third place.

 

Williams also took four out of the top five spots in the 50 yd freestyle, with sophomore Bryn Dunbar taking first place in a time of 25.14, followed by teammate Erin Altenbrger, with a time of 25.23. KC Ha of Williams then tied for third place with Taylor Lentz of Tufts in a time of 25.82. O'Leary cleaned up with the fifth place finish.

 

McKenzie Murdoch, a first year diver from Williams, continued her dominance of the NESCAC diving events in winning both the 1m and 3m springboard. Murdoch is undefeated this season against Division III opponents. Teammate Taylor Stevens placed second in both events, while Sami Bloom from Tufts took home two third place finishes.

 

Cara Madden of Wesleyan was the only individual event winner not from Williams, a feat she accomplished by taking first place in the 200 yd Backstroke. Madden finished in a time of 2:12.90, nearly a full second ahead of second place finisher Carolyn Geller from Williams.

 

With the two victories Williams moves to 6-1 (4-0 in NESCAC) on the year, while Tufts stays at .500, 3-3 overall (2-3 in NESCAC) and Wesleyan falls to 2-3 (2-3 in NESCAC). Williams will next host Springfield College in a non conference dual meet on January 22nd

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