Kelsey Lamdin places second at NESCACs in 3-meter diving
|Kelsey Lamdin ’09, top, and Tasha Rosener ’08, above, scored third and fifth place, respectively, in the 1-meter diving event at the NESCAC championships on Friday, then second and sixth, respectively, in the 3-meter finals on Sunday. Lamdin earned All-NESCAC honors in both events.|
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BRUNSWICK, Maine — First-year diver Kelsey Lamdin earned second place in the 3-meter diving competition and Bates College finished 10th overall as the final day of the NESCAC women’s swimming and diving championships concluded Sunday at Bowdoin College.
Williams College won its sixth straight NESCAC Championship, with 1878.5 team points. Middlebury College (1583), Amherst College (1353.5), Tufts University (931), Connecticut College (808), Colby College (788.5), Bowdoin College (737.5), Hamilton College (638), Wesleyan University (623), Bates (467) and Trinity College (404) rounded out the final standings.
Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) scored 417.25 points in the 3-meter diving finals on Sunday, edging Hamilton’s Emily Clinkhammer (411.75) and finishing second only to Bowdoin’s Victoria Tudor (445.15).
Lamdin earned All-NESCAC honors in both 3-meter and 1-meter diving for her efforts at the meet.
Bates sophomore Tasha Rosener placed sixth in 3-meter diving with 364.10 points.
Other Bates highlights on Sunday included:
- Senior Kate Gatti placing 13th in the 100 freestyle, with a finals time of 54.59 seconds. Sophomore Annie Barton placed 17th.
- The Bates ‘A’ 400 freestyle relay team of sophomore Emilie Swenson, Barton, first-year Alexis Boyatsis and Gatti placing 10th in 3:41.23.
- First-year Bailey Johnson placing 15th in the 1,650 freestyle, in 18:42.09.
- Boyatsis placing 16th in the 200 butterfly, with sophomore Kris Gray behind her in 22nd.
- Swenson placing 18th in the 200 backstroke in 2:15.36.
Saturday’s action was highlighted by Bates scoring top-10 finishes in the 200-yard medley relay and 800 free relay races. Bates’ quartet of Swenson, sophomore Meghan Conley, Barton and Gatti came in ninth in the 200 MR. Later in the day the foursome finished 10th in the 800 FR.
Other standouts for Bates on Saturday included:
- Bailey Johnson placing 14th in the 1,000 freestyle, in 11:07.85
- Gatti placing 15th in the 200 freestyle in 2:01.17.
- Swenson placing 15th in the 100 back, with first-year Hope Fleming behind her in 24th.
- Swenson placing 17th in the 100 butterfly, in 1:00.95, followed by Boyatsis in 23rd.
- Senior Kristy Ten Haagen placing 23rd in the 400 individual medley, in 5:03.55.
In Friday’s action, Lamdin and Rosener placed third and fifth, respectively, in the finals of the 1-meter diving competition to highlight the Bobcats’ first day.
Competing in her hometown, Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) scored 390.10 points in the finals of the event, behind Middlebury’s Alanna Hanson (419.10) and Bowdoin’s Victoria Tudor (417.90), each of whom exceeded the previous pool record of 410.80. Lamdin scored 423.25 points in the preliminaries, the best score in the group.
Rosener scored 384.10 points, only a shade behind Hamilton senior Emily Clinkhammer (384.65), to take fifth place.
In other finals decided Friday, Barton came in 14th in the 200-yard individual medley with a finals time of 2:15.29, and finished 20th in the finals of the 50-yard butterfly, with a finals time of 28.07 seconds. Junior Jennifer Rasmussen and Fleming were 21st and 23rd, respectively, in the 50-yard backstroke.