Women's swimming & diving 8th after first day at NESCAC meet
Hamilton College's Maggie Rosenbaum '14 finished first in the 50-yard backstroke and the Continentals are in eighth place after the first day of the 2013 NESCAC Championship at Bowdoin College's Leroy Greason Pool on Feb. 15.
Rosenbaum broke her own NESCAC and conference championship meet record, as well as the pool record, with her time of 25.80 seconds in the evening finals of the 50 back. Her old record was 25.92 seconds.
A little while later, Rosenbaum led off the 400 medley relay with a spectacular performance in the 100 back. Her time of 54.71 seconds bested her own team record of 54.79 seconds, established another pool record and met an automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Division III championships in March. Rosenbaum has won the 100 back twice at the national meet.
Joanie Burton '13 finished sixth in the championship final for the 50 butterfly. Burton's time of 25.99 seconds in the morning preliminary heats smashed Rosenbaum's program record of 26.31 seconds.
Burton, Rosenbaum, Lauren Halladay '16 and Sarah Hooper '16 made up the 400 medley relay that finished fourth with a time of 3:52.85. That time met a provisional qualifying standard for the NCAA championships.
Halladay finished sixth in the consolation final (14th overall) for the 50 breaststroke. She recorded a time of 30.99 seconds in the prelims, which was just .08 seconds shy of the team record.
Hooper was runner-up in the preconsolation final (18th overall) for the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.94 seconds. That time put her in seventh place on the team's top times list.
McKenna Kelly '15 finished seventh in the consolation final (15th overall) for the 500 free. Kelly's time of 5:07.10 in the prelims moved her up to third place on the program's top times list.
Sarah Izzo '15 ended up in fifth place in the preconsolation final (21st overall) for the 500 free with a time of 5:12.74. That time landed Izzo in seventh place on the top times list.
In diving, Diane Paverman '13 took fifth place for the 1-meter springboard event with 395.90 points. Hamilton has 231 team points after the first day of the three-day event. Williams College leads the 11-team field with 733.5 points.
Saturday's prelims begin at 10 a.m. and the finals start at 5:50 p.m.