SHENANDOAH, TX—Williams women's swimming and diving has held on to their second place position with the conclusion of night three of the 2017 DIII NCAA Championship, with a total of 327 points thus far. The Ephwomen continued to impress this evening, with a number of notable individual and team performances.
The session began with the 200-yd butterfly, in which Megan Pierce '17 claimed her second national title this year with a lifetime best of 1:59.76. Fellow Eph Veronica Wolff '20 finished just behind Pierce with a time of 2:01.77 for fourth place.
In the following event, the 100-yd backstroke, Olivia Jackson '17 kept the momentum going with a fourth place finish and a time of 55.25.
Moving into the 100-yd breaststroke, the Ephwomen looked to Caroline White '20 with confidence as their representative. In an extremely close race, White touched for fifth place with a time of 1:02. 77.
In the 1-meter diving competition, Ariana Ross '17 ended her outstanding career on a positive note, taking ninth place with a total score of 410.70. Ross has been an important asset to the Williams diving program the past four years, and her presence will certainly be missed.
The evening concluded with the 800-yd freestyle relay, a favorite for the Williams women. The team of Madeline Wessell '20, Alison McNamara '19, Megan Pierce '17, and Lauren Jones '17 finished fifth with a time of 7:22.47, less than half a second behind Chicago in fourth.
With one day of competition remaining, the Ephwomen look to maintain their position and finish the season with as much drive and excitement with which it began. The competition will resume at the ISD Conroe Natatorium tomorrow; with preliminary heats beginning at 11 am EST and finals at 7-pm EST.