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Women's Swimming's 800-Yard Freestyle Relay Provisionally Qualifies for NCAAs on Opening Day of NESCAC Championships

Maddie Ford

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior captain Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) anchored the 800-yard freestyle relay to a third-place finish to lead the Connecticut College women's swimming team on the opening night of the NESCAC Championships at Wesleyan. The Camels finished the first day in a tie for third place with 72 points.

In the only event of the evening, the Camels finished the race in 7:28.97. The mark was an NCAA provisional qualifying time and challenged the school record of 7:28.75 established by Haskell, Emma Rotner, Sam Pierce, and Valerie Urban in 2016. Haskell registered a split time of 1:50.18 on the final leg and was joined on the relay by sophomores Andrea Higgins (Peabody, Mass.) and Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.) as well as freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.).

Connecticut College will continue competing at the NESCAC Championships tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.


Team Standings (Through One Event)

1. Williams 90; 2. Tufts 78; T-3. Connecticut College 72; T-3. Amherst 72; 5. Bates 66; 6. Bowdoin 60; 7. Wesleyan 58; 8. Colby 54; 9. Middlebury 52; 10. Hamilton 46; 11. Trinity 42.


NCAA "B" Cut Times

800 Free Relay: Andrea Higgins, Maddie Ford, Vaughn Ammon, Olivia Haskell (7:28.97)