MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- The Bates women's swimming and diving team finished the NESCAC Championships in fourth place among 11 teams on Sunday, with five different swimmers racing in championship finals on the final day of the four-day meet.
The Bobcats scored 1,021 points to earn the team's highest finish at the conference championship since placing third in 2015-16. They outscored fifth-place Connecticut College (932.5) by 88.5 points and trailed only Williams (1,873), Tufts (1,439.5) and Amherst (1,322).
Final-day highlights for Bates included:
- Sophomore Caroline Apathy (Devon, Pa.) placed sixth in the 100-yard freestyle, in an NCAA B-cut time of 51.72.
- Junior Hannah Johnson (Brewster, Mass.) finished sixth in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.64, with a trial NCAA B-cut time of 2:03.40).
- Junior Emmy Daigle (Portland, Ore.) finished sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.15, with a trial time of 2:23.56).
- Sophomore Erin Bucki (Eagan, Minn.) placed seventh in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.64, with a trial time of 2:04.64).
- First-year Virginia Guanci (Melrose, Mass.) placed seventh in the 200 breast (2:26.13, with a trial time of 2:25.43).
- Senior Lucy Faust (Piedmont, Calif.) placed 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle, in an NCAA B-cut time of 17:30.01.
- First-year Isabel Mohammadi-Hall (Saratoga, Calif.) placed 13th in the 200 back (2:06.63, with a trial time of 2:07.43).
- First-year Suzy Ryckman (Riverside, Conn.) placed 13th in the 100 freestyle (52.77).
- Junior Amy Duren (Chatham, N.J.) placed 15th in the 200-yard butterfly, with a time of 2:09.84.
- First-year Kaley Swintak (Barrington, R.I.) placed 15th in the 1,650 freestyle (17:51.40).
- Junior Emily Erard-Stone (Richmond, Va.) took 16th place in the 200 back (2:10.46, with a trial time of 2:06.81).
The NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will take place next weekend at Middlebury, followed by the NCAA Division III Championships March 20-23 in Greensboro, N.C.