Apathy, 400 medley relay earn all-conference honors on second day of NESCACs

Monica Sears helped Bates finish third in the 400-yard medley relay on Feb. 17, 2018 at the NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. (File photo by d3photography.com)

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- First-year Caroline Apathy grabbed her second runner-up finish in as many nights, highlighting Saturday's portion of the NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships for Bates.

Bates stands in sixth place after two days with 709 points, and is in a tight three-way race for fourth place with Tufts (723.5) and Bowdoin (717.5).

Apathy (Devon, Pa.) finished second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.44 seconds. All-NESCAC honors go to top-three event performances.

Bates led off the evening session with a strong third-place performance in the 200-yard medley relay, the Bobcats' second All-NESCAC relay team of the meet thus far. Sophomore Janika Ho (Los Angeles, Calif.) led off in the backstroke, followed by senior Logan McGill (Dallas, Texas) in the breaststroke, Apathy in the butterfly and sophomore Monica Sears (San Anselmo, Calif.) in the freestyle. The quartet's time of 1:44.58 was only 0.34 shy of the team record.

Other top-eight performances by the Bobcats included:

  • McGill also took sixth place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.49.
  • Senior captain Hope Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) took eighth place in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:34.68 in the championship final. Logan swam a trial time of 4:32.95 in the morning session.
  • Sears took eighth place in the 200-yard freestyle with a championship final time of 1:56.66, after swimming a 1:53.35 trial time.
  • Ho placed eighth in the 100 fly with a championship final time of 57.46 seconds, following a trial time of 57.08.
  • Bates finished the night by placing sixth in the 800 free relay championship final with a time of 7:43.92. Logan, junior Lucy Faust (Piedmont, Calif.), sophomore Hannah Johnson (Brewster, Mass.) and Sears swam the event for the Bobcats.

The NESCAC Women's SWimming & Diving Championships conclude Sunday with trials for the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 1,650 free, followed at 5:30 by the event finals and the 400 freestyle relay.