Women's swimming & diving places sixth at NESCAC championships

Whitney Rosenbaum '10
Whitney Rosenbaum '10

Hamilton College finished sixth in the highly-competitive, three-day New England Small College Athletic Conference championships held at Bowdoin College's Leroy Greason Pool on Feb. 22.

Whitney Rosenbaum '10 finished fourth in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.03. Rosenbaum's time in prelims was slightly faster at 2:07.90, and it made a provisional cut for the NCAA Division III championships.

Two swimmers finished first in the consolation finals. Megan Gibbons '12 posted a time of 53.36 seconds in the prelims of the 100 freestyle and went on to lead the field in the conso finals. Gibbons' prelim time was slightly off the school record of 52.99 seconds. Kylie Fraser '11 recorded a time of 2:09.32 in the 200 backstroke.

Maura Donovan '09 finished ninth in a distance free event for the second time in as many days. Donovan's time in the 1,650 free was 18:10.18.

Diver Anna Chelius '11 just missed qualifying for the finals in the 3-meter springboard. Chelius finished ninth with 333.20 points and Beth Beaury '09 was 11th with 310.40. Chelius also placed ninth in the 1-meter board on Friday with 334.35 points. Beaury was right behind Chelius in 10th place with 316.25 points.

Hamilton swimmers broke three school records and made NCAA Division III championship provisional cuts in six events during the competition. The Continentals finished with 829.5 points, while fifth-place Colby College had 886. Williams College claimed the title at the 11-team meet with a total of 1,827.5 points.

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