Women's Swimming & Diving

Panther Women Finish Eighth at NESCAC Championships

Frances VanderMeer was third in Sunday's 100 freestyle.
Frances VanderMeer was third in Sunday's 100 freestyle.

Middlebury finished in eighth place overall at the 2019 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships contested in Wesleyan University's Natatorium. Williams captured its sixth-consecutive title, amassing 1,873 points during the meet. Tufts ended up in second place with 1,439.5 points, followed by Amherst (1,322 points) in the third spot. The Panthers accumulated 730 points over the course of the event.

Frances VanderMeer capped her individual meet off with a bang, swimming to a third-place effort and All-NESCAC honors in the 100 free with an NCAA 'B' cut mark of 51.46. She was the runner-up in the event last winter.

In the night's first event, Angela Riggins was 13th in the 1,650 freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 17:38.01.

During the 200 breaststroke consolation final, Hannah Wander was 11th in 2:26.74, just ahead of teammate Erin Kelly in 12th place (2:26.88).

Following her ninth-place effort during Friday's 1-meter final, Olivia Rieur matched that effort in Sunday's 3-meter competition, scoring 343.85 points. Right behind Rieur in 10th place was Mary Cate Carroll with 335.15 points.

In the final event of the evening, the Middlebury team of VanderMeer, Grace Stimson, Audrey Hsi and Kristin Karpowicz finished eighth in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:30.73.