Hartford, Conn. — The Trinity College women's swimming and diving program wrapped up day three of the 2019-2020 NESCAC Championship Friday evening, hosted by Middlebury College. A handful of great individual efforts propelled the Bantams through day three, who sit in eleventh place after a full day in the pool.
Williams continues to lead the league through day three with 1,372.5 points, with Tufts and Amherst rounding out the top three. Trinity currently holds 319.5 points, trailing Colby with 325.5 points.
The final day of the 2019-20 NESCAC Championship kicks off tomorrow morning, where the Bantams will look to finish strong.
The relay team of sophomore Serena Ly (Newton, Mass.), Emily Murphy (Wilton, N.Y.), Olivia Fournier (Southington, Conn.), and junior Samantha McStocker (Weston, Conn.) led the team off with another fantastic performance in the 200-yard medley relay, placing ninth with a final time of 1:46.59. A number of Bantams finished inside the top 25 in their respective events, including sophomore Aurelia Umholtz (Flagstaff, Ariz.) in the 200-yard freestyle, Serena Ly (Newton, Mass.) in the 100-yard breaststroke, and McStocker in the 100-yard backstroke.
The Bantams started out on the right foot, seeing a top-ten finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The quad of sophomores Aurelia Umholtz (Flagstaff, Ariz.), Olivia Fournier (Southington, Conn.), Emily Murphy (Wilton, N.Y.) and junior Samantha McStocker (Weston, Conn.) took ninth, placing less than two seconds behind Amherst. The top individual performance came from sophomore Serena Ly (Newton, Mass.), who saw a 13th place finish in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 30.62. The Bantams wrapped up the evening with a 10th place finish in the 400-yard medley relay, seeing Ly, Murphy, Umholtz, and McStocker come in at a time of 3:55.10.
The Bantam relay team of first-year Rachel Papalski (Flemington, N.J.) and sophomores Aurelia Umholtz (Flagstaff, Ariz.), Olivia Fournier (Southington, Conn.), and Zory Matalshewski (Anoka, Minn.) placed ninth in the 400-yard freestyle relay, touching the wall with a final time of 7:45.40.
Williams College took first in the contest — recording a meet and pool record — with Tufts and Amherst rounding out the top three.