Drake, Lamdin win All-NESCAC Swimming and Diving honors
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates College sophomore swimmer Katelyn Drake and junior diver Kelsey Lamdin each received All-Conference recognition from the New England Small College Athletic Conference, the NESCAC announced on Tuesday. The top three finishers in each event at the NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships all earned all-conference distinction.
Drake (Hudson, Ohio) won her first career All-NESCAC honors by finishing third in the 100-yard backstroke at NESCACs, which she swam in 59.04 seconds in the preliminaries and 58.94 seconds in the championship finals on Saturday. The day before, Drake had broken her own Bates record in the event swimming her leg of the 400-yard medley relay in 58.89 seconds to become the first Bates woman to break the 1:00 mark. Drake broke or was part of six Bates records broken at NESCACs: the 50-, 100- and 200-yard backstroke, and the 200-, 400- and 800 freestyle relays, which she broke with teammates Annie Barton, Charlotte Green and Emilie Swenson.
Lamdin (Brunswick, Maine) broke two Bates records herself over the course of the meet, scoring 451.00 points in prelims and finishing second in 1-meter diving, and pacing third in 3-meter diving with 444.90 points. Her two all-conference honors give her five in her career, in addition to four All-America awards thus far. Lamdin broke her own Bates record for 11 dives at 1 meter and broke Kara Seaton’s 3-meter, 11-dive record from 2004.