Hamilton College is in ninth place in the team standings after the first day of the 2015 NESCAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at Wesleyan University's Natatorium on Friday.


Sarah Hooper '16 posted the best finish for the Continentals on the first day. Hooper was sixth in the consolation final (14th overall) of the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.67 seconds. She recorded a time of 24.52 seconds in the morning's preliminary heats.

McKenna Kelly '15 ended up eighth in the consolation final of the 500 free with a time of 5:12.12. Kelly's time in the morning was 5:10.97. Emma Raynor '18 was eighth in the consolation final of the 50 backstroke in 28.55 seconds. Raynor's prelim time was 28.39 seconds.

Lauren Halladay '16 and Erin Lewis '18 finished third (19th overall) and fifth (21st), respectively, in the pre-consolation final of the 50 breaststroke. Halladay touched the wall in 31.38 seconds and Lewis' time was 31.51 seconds. Lewis recorded a time of 31.06 in the morning.

Irina Rojas '18 took sixth place in the pre-consolation final of the 50 butterfly with a time of 27.78 seconds. Rojas' time in prelims was 27.45 seconds. Lauren King '16 was sixth in the pre-consolation final of the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:15.78.

Hamilton has 178 team points after the first day of this three-day event. The second day's preliminary heats start at 10 a.m. and the finals begin at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14.

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