STORRS, CT – Williams College Ephs traveled to the University of Connecticut today to face off against the University of Connecticut Huskies and Boston University Terriers. The pool competed in a tri meet, although the meets were scored separately. The final results against UCONN were 161-77 and against BU were 148-88.
Since there were no 200s of strokes in the meet, the Ephs tried their hand at a majority of sprinting events. In the 100 backstroke, freshmen Abby Matheny and Gabby Granata placed fourth and fifth overall, both going in season best times (1:00.46 and 1:00.75, respectively). In Molly Craig '21 swam the 200 IM and placed second overall, going an in-season best time proving her versatility as a swimmer (2:07.07). The 100 breaststroke was won by Caroline White '20 (1:05.23). She had a strong back half, allowing her to get her hands on the wall first.
Additionally, the Ephs swam distance events, with the 1000 freestyle controlled by Molly Craig '21. She swam a strong race, ultimately getting outtouched by a UCONN swimmer. She placed ahead the of the remainder of the field, dropping 10 seconds from her 1000 swam previously in the season (10:25.52). In the 500 freestyle, Laura Westphal '21 placed third, behind a UCONN and BU swimmer.
In diving, Gabriella Mercier '21 placed seventh on both boards. She had a solid performance today and is gearing up for her upcoming meets.
On the Ephs' performance today and the season ahead, Coach Kuster says, "I saw some very good things today and some things that we need to address in order to be where we want to as the season progresses. I thought our energy was good and in general we competed well."
Williams College swim and dive continues their season next weekend in a meet against Wesleyan University, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The meet starts at 1PM EST on December 8 at Wesleyan University.