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Women’s Swimming Registers Four Record-Breaking Finishes on Final Day of NCAA Championships

400 Free Relay All-Americans

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Connecticut College women's swimming team concluded racing at the NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday evening at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. The Camels finished the meet in 15th place with 85 points by putting together four record-breaking performances in three different events on the final day.

The 400-yard freestyle relay most notably helped the program finish the four-day meet on a high note by breaking the school record they established at the 2019 NESCAC Championships twice. Freshman Vaughn Ammon (Franklin, Tenn.), sophomores Kenzie Healy (Westport, Conn.) and Maddie Ford (Acton, Mass.), and senior Olivia Haskell (Norwalk, Conn.) punched in a time of 3:26.26 in the preliminary round before improving it with a seventh-place mark of 3:25.83 in the finals to garner NCAA All-America laurels.

Senior captains Maeve Wilber (New Marlborough, Mass.) and Haskell also matched and established new program standards in their respective individual events. Haskell tied the 100 free school record originally set by Kate Kovenock '05 in 2005 by placing 10th in 50.64 seconds. She bettered her previous mark of 50.66 which she recorded during the preliminary round at the NESCAC Championships. Wilber, meanwhile, finished 17th in the 200 back in 2:03.18, surpassing the previous school record of 2:04.60 that was notched by Julia Klier in 2017.

Connecticut College registered a top-16 team finish at the NCAA Championships for the fourth straight season. The program graduates six seniors, including Haskell and Wilber, and is slated to return 16 letterwinners next season.

 

Final Team Standings

1. Emory 488; 2. Kenyon 479; 3. Denison 419; 4. Williams 323; 5. NYU 203; 6. Chicago 171; 7. Pomona-Pitzer 143; 8. Amherst 129; 9. MIT 125; 10. Washington & Lee 121.5; 15. Connecticut College 85.

 

Connecticut College All-America Selections

50 Free: Olivia Haskell (8th, 23.55)

400 Free Relay: Vaughn Ammon, Kenzie Healy, Maddie Ford, Olivia Haskell (7th, 3:25.83)

800 Free Relay: Vaughn Ammon, Maddie Ford, Andrea Higgins, Olivia Haskell (5th, 7:26.75)

 

Connecticut College All-America Honorable Mention Selections

100 Back: Maeve Wilber (10th, 56.06)

100 Free: Olivia Haskell (10th, 50.64)

200 Medley Relay: Maeve Wilber, Kenzie Healy, Vaughn Ammon, Olivia Haskell (13th, 1:44.49)