WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Bates College finished the 2018 NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving Championships on a strong note, placing third in the 400-yard freestyle relay for its third all-conference relay performance of the meet.
Bates finished the three-day meet in sixth place out of 11 teams Sunday at Williams College, following a third and final day of strong swims from the Bobcats. Bates finished with 943 points, behind fifth-place Bowdoin (998.5) and ahead of seventh-place Middlebury (826). It is the Bates women's program eighth year in a row finishing among the top six teams at NESCAC Championships, and the first time the team has done so without a diver competing.
Sophomore Janika Ho (Los Angeles, Calif.), first-year Caroline Apathy (Devon, Pa.), sophomore Monica Sears (San Anselmo, Calif.) and senior Logan McGill (Dallas, Texas) finished the race in 3:29.07, 0.45 ahead of fourth-place Bowdoin for the third and final all-conference spot.
Other Sunday highlights for the Bobcats included:
- Senior Hope Logan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) finished fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a championship final time of 2:23.31.
- Sears took fifth place in the 1,650-yard freestyle, finishing in 17:25.91.
- Sophomore Hannah Johnson (Brewster, Mass.) grabbed sixth place in the championship final of the 200-yard backstroke in 2:04.83, following a trial time of 2:04.46 that ranked fourth in the field.
- Sophomore Amy Duren (Chatham, N.J.) touched the wall seventh in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing in 2:08.33.
The NESCAC Men's Championships will take place next weekend, Feb. 23-25, at Bowdoin. After that, the NCAA Division III Championships will be held March 21-24 in Indianapolis.