Women's swimming & diving 8th after first day at NESCACs
Maggie Rosenbaum '14 and Megan Gibbons '12 enjoyed record-breaking performances to lead Hamilton College on the first day of the 2011 New England Small College Athletic Conference women's swimming and diving championship at Williams College's Muir-Samuelson Pool on Feb. 18.
Rosenbaum broke a 17-year-old pool record, meet record and her own program record in finishing first in the 50-yard backstroke. Her time in the finals was 26.24 seconds.
Rosenbaum also led off a Hamilton 400 medley relay that finished fourth and made a provisional cut for the NCAA Division III championships with a team-record time of 3:53.89. She automatically qualified for the national meet with her time in the 100 back on the front end of the relay. Gibbons, Liz Bucceri '11 and Joanie Burton '13 were the other members of the relay.
Gibbons took second place -- just .01 seconds behind the winner -- in the 50 freestyle. She broke her own team record with a time of 23.85 seconds in the finals.
Burton finished fourth in the consolation finals (12th overall) of the 50 butterfly. She recorded a time of 27.00 seconds in the morning prelims. Bucceri was fourth in the conso finals of the 200 individual medley. Her prelim time was 2:12.41. Kate Rack '11 ended up eighth in the conso finals (16th overall) of the 50 breaststroke. Rack's time in prelims was 32.09 seconds.
In diving, Diane Paverman '13 finished sixth in the 1-meter springboard with 376.45 points. Paverman will compete in the 3-meter on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The Continentals are in eighth place with 257 points, and Williams is first with 713. Saturday's finals begin at 5:50 p.m.