Women's Swimming & Diving

Camels Place Third at 2017 NESCAC Championship: Erb, Urban & Haskell Lead Camels on Final Night of Competition

Camels Place Third at 2017 NESCAC Championship: Erb, Urban & Haskell Lead Camels on Final Night of Competition

BRUNSWICK, Maine.--The Connecticut College women's swimming team scored 1,268.5 points to place third at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship at Bowdoin College this weekend.

Williams College piled up 1856 points to win the 2017 NESCAC Crown. Amherst placed second with 1367 points. The Camels finished in front of Middlebury (#4, 1174), Bates College (#5, 1159.5) and Bowdoin College (#6, 994.5). Wesleyan (#7, 751), Tufts (#8, 700.5), Hamilton (#9, 388), Colby (#10, 284) and Trinity College (#11, 281) rounded out the 11 team field. 

Mary Erb (Readfield, Maine) posted a time of 2:18.74 to place second in the 200 yard breaststroke, provisionally qualified for next month's NCAA Championship in Shenandoah, Texas. In 2016, it took a time of 2:20.80 to have your ticket punched for nationals in this event.  Senior All-American continued her reign of excellence, placing third and provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship in the 1,650 yard freestyle with a time of 17:09.43. Last year, it took a time of 17:15.89 to qualify for national in this event.

In the 100 yard freestyle, sophomore All-American Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) posted a time of 51.53 seconds en route to her third place finish, provisionally qualifying for nationals. Julia Klier (Cohasset, Mass.) placed eighth in the 200 yard backstroke, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship in 2:04.60. 

Klier, Haskell, Juliette Lee (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and Lily Gribbel (Pleasanton, Calif.) provisionally qualified for the NCAAs, clocking out with a time of 3:29.58 in the 400 yard freestyle relay.  In the 200 yard free relay time trial, Klier, Haskell, Lee and Gribbel met the provisional standard for the NCAA Championship, posting a time of 1:33.70. In 2016, it took a time of 1:35.11 to have your ticket punched for nationals in this event.

This coming weekend, the Camel men will make a short drive to Wesleyan to compete in the 2017 NESCAC Swimming and Diving Championship in Middletown, Conn.