Women's Swimming & Diving

Five Panther Women’s Swimmers Earn All-NESCAC Honors

(L-R): Morgan Burke, Maya Gomez, Celia Ripple, Frances VanderMeer and Isabel Wyer
(L-R): Morgan Burke, Maya Gomez, Celia Ripple, Frances VanderMeer and Isabel Wyer

COMPLETE NESCAC RELEASE

Five members of the Middlebury College women's swimming & diving team have been awarded All-NESCAC laurels. Senior Morgan Burke (Summit. N.J.), junior Isabel Wyer (Deephaven, Minn.) along with rookies Maya Gomez (Madison, Wis.), Celia Ripple (Wauwatosa, Wis.) and Frances VanderMeer (Elmira, N.Y.) each picked up all-conference accolades, given to the top-three finishers in each event during the 2017 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by Bowdoin in the Greason Pool.

On Friday, Gomez led the field to the wall in the 50 breaststroke with a victorious and pool-record time of 28.93. A few events later, the  400-medley relay team of Wyer, Ripple, VanderMeer and Burke stopped the clock with a runner-up and school-record time of 3:47.85, bettering the previous mark by 1.28 seconds. The mark was also an NCAA 'B' cut time. Sandwiched between Gomez and the final relay, VanderMeer swam to a third-place tie in the 50 back (26.68).

A day later, Wyer highlighted Saturday evening's action for the Panthers with a winning 200 free time of 1:50.85, good for an NCAA 'B' cut.