WILLIAMSTOWN, MA --The Williams College Ephs topped Connecticut College at the Samuelson Muir pool today in a score of 224 to 64.
The meet started off strong, with the Ephs' 200 medleys taking the top two places. The 'A' relay, comprised of Caroline Conforti '20, Caroline White '20, Veronica Wolff '20, and Casey DeLano '21 beat the field by almost two seconds; their final time was a 1:47.72. The College's 'B' relay touched in second with a 1:49.56.
In the first mile of the season, the Ephs made their mark. They snatched the top four spots with juniors Gwyneth Maloy and Laura Westphal leading the way. Maloy's strong back half rocketed her to a victory in a time of 17:38.02. Westphal followed in hot pursuit, finishing with a 17:43.68. Kerryann Reynolds '22 touched in third in 18:00.74, and Maddie Annis '23 capped out the fourth place finish with a 18:20.38. Another notable event was 200 butterfly, with Molly Craig '21 hitting first in a 2:07.31. Katie Orringer, in her best in season time ever, touched in second with a 2:08.72, with her last 50 of the event the fastest in the field.
In the 400 individual medley, Veronica Wolff '20 continued to show her IM prowess by winning the event in a 4:33.19. Her quick butterfly split shot her ahead in the field, and her strong last 100 of freestyle solidified the win. Touching in second was Madeleine Deardorff '20 in 4:38.37, highlighted by her fastest breaststroke split in the event. Freshmen Samantha Kilcoyne made her presence known in the 100 backstroke, winning in a 57.15, ousting her competition with a quick second 50 of 28.90.
On the boards, despite having no competitors, diving duo Gabriella Mercier '21 and Emma Casey '23 battled it out for the top places, with Mercier ultimately placing first on both boards. The Ephwomen continued to work on their new dives from last week, showcasing that practice will eventually make perfect.
The Ephs continue their season on Friday, January 24 in their last home meet against Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University, starting at 2pm.