Erb & Urban Lead Camels on 2nd Day of Action at NESCAC Championship

Erb & Urban Lead Camels on 2nd Day of Action at NESCAC Championship
BRUNSWICK, Maine.--Connecticut College senior All-American Valerie Urban (Lancaster, Pa.) posted a time of 10:10.80 to place second in the 1,000 yard freestyle on the second day of the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Women's Swimming and Diving Championship at Bowdoin College.

The Camels have scored 950.5 points in the first two days of action. They are 108.5 points ahead of Bates (842). Middlebury College is in fifth place with a total of 839 points. Williams College is in the lead with 1,288 points. Amherst College is in second place with 1007.5 points.

Competing in her home state of Maine, first year swimmer Mary Erb (Readfield) placed second in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.27, provisionally qualifying for the 2017 NCAA Championship. In 2016, it took a time of 1:04.48 to qualify for nationals. In the 200 yard medley relay, the Camel quartet comprised of sophomore Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.), Erb, Lily Gribbel (Pleasanton, Calif.) and sophomore All-American Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) placed second for the Camels, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship in 1:42.90. Last year, it took a time of 1:45.37 to earn an invitation to nationals in this event. 

In the 800 yard freestyle relay, Urban, Julia Klier (Cohasset, Mass.), Katie Hammond (Sea Girt, N.J.) and Haskell placed third for the Camels, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Championship with a time of 7:36.05.

The Camels had three provisional qualifiers in the consolation final of the 400 individual medley today. Wilber and Lexi Rauth (Glenmoore, Pa.) placed ninth and 10th with respective times of 4:32.34 and 4:34.25 while Anuschka Sambel (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) finished 12th in another NCAA B cut for the Camels, posting a time of 4:36.32. 

Klier placed sixth in the 200 yard freestyle (1:53.02) as did Danielle Fergus (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) in the 100 yard backstroke, who provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship with a time of 57.24 seconds. 

Senior Anna Peterson (Winnetka, Ill.) placed seventh in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 57.35 seconds.