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Women’s Swimming Finishes Second at Quad Meet Between Nutmeg State Schools

Maddie Ford

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Sophomore Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) factored into three winning performances to help lead the Connecticut College women's swimming team to a second-place finish at a quad meet between four Connecticut schools on Friday evening at Wesleyan.

Fairfield won the meet with 362 points, edging out the Camels who finished with 347. Coast Guard (258) and Wesleyan (227) rounded out the scoring.

The Camels started the evening off well by winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:49.17. Senior Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.), sophomore Brooklynn Hayes (Granville, Mass.), freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.) and senior Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) teamed up to edge a group from Wesleyan by less than one second.

Ford was a double individual winner by capturing the 50 free in 24.57 seconds and the 100 free in 52.81. She also teamed up with senior Danielle Fergus (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.), Ammon and Haskell to comprise the 400 free relay which touched the wall first in 3:33.25.

Rounding out the list of champions for the Camels was sophomore Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.), who took down her opponents in the 200-yard backstroke by finishing in 2:09.11.

Connecticut College will head back to Wesleyan to compete at the NESCAC Championships. The four-day event begins on Thursday, Feb. 14.