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Women’s Swimming Wins Opening Dual Meet Over Middlebury

Brooklyn Hayes

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.) won a pair of freestyle events and also swam on two victorious relays to help propel the Connecticut College women's swimming team to a 175-119 triumph over Middlebury in its opening dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon.

After a power outage delayed the races for nearly two hours, Ammon most notably won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:56.24 and then the 100 free in 54.58 seconds. She also swam the fly leg for the winning 200 medley relay team which clocked in at 1:49.32 before leading off the 200 free relay that punched in a time of 1:40.71 to end the meet on a high note. Senior Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.), who captured the 50 free in 25.03, also swam on both relays.

Sophomore Brooklyn Hayes (Granville, Mass.) was also a double winner for the Camels by touching the wall first in the 100 and 200 breastroke events with marks of 1:10.75 and 2:33.84. She also swam the breastroke leg for the 200 medley relay.

Other notable performances were made by senior Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) as well as sophomore Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.), junior Lexi Rauth (Glenmoore, Pa.) and sophomore Brynn Campbell (Glastonbury, Conn.). Wilber factored into a pair of winning performances by placing first in the 100 back in 1:00.13 and leading off the 200 medley relay. Higgins, Campbell and Rauth were victorious in the 1,000 free, 100 fly and 200 fly.

Connecticut College (1-0) will next compete trek to Wesleyan to compete for the Connecticut Cup on Saturday, Dec. 1.