Women’s swimming and diving concludes season with seventh place at ECACs

Marta Considine, Contributing Writer

The women’s swimming and diving team brought its season to a close with several strong finishes at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) championships. On Feb. 26, the Bison traveled to Annapolis, Md. for the second consecutive weekend to compete in the three-day ECAC championships. They finished the meet with 270 points, which put them in seventh place out of 23 teams overall.

Diana Hanson ’17 led the Bison on the first day of the meet with a fourth-place finish in the finals of the 200 yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.30. The 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400-yard medley relay also scored points for the Bison as they finished eighth in both events. In prelims, Laureana Zrada ’17 and captain Leanne Archer ’16 both finished in the top 20, making it back to finals as the first- and second-place alternates. Tally Ford ’18 and Lara Curtis ’16 also scored points for the Bison in the one-meter diving event, finishing seventh and ninth, respectively.

On the second day of the ECAC championships, Hanson lowered her own school record in the 100-yard breaststroke from a 1:03.33 to a 1:03.02, finishing in third place. Also scoring points in this event for the Orange and the Blue was Mary Weinstein ’19 who finished ninth with a time of 1:05.99. Julianna Foss ’18 and Caroline Edelman ’18 both scored points for the Bison in the 100-yard butterfly as they finished eighth and 13th, respectively. The 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay scored significant points as they finished in fourth and sixth place, respectively, at finals.

Foss led the Bison on the third and final day of the ECACs as she took fifth place in the 200-yard backstroke. Hanson and Weinstein also scored points for the Orange and the Blue in the 200-yard breaststroke.

“It was rewarding to end this season with a strong finish. It’s always bittersweet at the last meet because it’s really tough to say goodbye to the seniors, but also exciting to celebrate all of the hard work we put in this season,” Foss said.

This meet was the final competition for the women’s swimming and diving team for the 2015-2016 season.

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