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Women's swimming & diving seventh after day two of NESCAC meet

Hamilton swimmers break two more school records

By Meghan Stetson (mstetson)  |  Contact Meghan Stetson (mstetson)
Posted February 22, 2009
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Hamilton College recorded two more provisional cuts for the NCAA Division III championships and broke two more school records on the second day of competition in the New England Small College Athletic Conference championships at Bowdoin College's Leroy Greason Pool on Feb. 21.

Whitney Rosenbaum '10 finished the 100-yard butterfly in 58.58 seconds to land in sixth place. Her time of 58.54 seconds in the morning prelims was an NCAA provisional mark and broke a 6-year-old school record. The previous record was 58.89 seconds, which was set in 2003 by Nicole Knapp '05.

The 800 freestyle relay of Rosenbaum, Kylie Fraser '11, Megan Gibbons '12 and Liz Bucceri '11 recorded another NCAA provisional mark and a program-record time. The relay finished sixth in 7:49.87, which smashed the previous school record of 7:55.35 set in 1995.

Gabrielle Goione '12 touched the wall in 1:08.21 in the 100 breaststroke, which was good for fifth place. Gibbons finished first in the consolation final of the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.87. That time was the fourth-fastest of anyone in the event during the evening session.

Fraser placed seventh in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.56. Her prelim time was slightly faster at 1:00.50. Maura Donovan '09 finished ninth in the 1,000 free with a time of 10:54.13.

Hamilton is in seventh place with 621.5 points after two days of the three-day event. Connecticut College is in sixth place with 642 points and Williams College holds a commanding lead for the team title with 1,313.5 points. The final day of competition is Sunday, Feb. 22.

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