Women’s Swimming and Diving Prepares for NESCAC Championships – Wesleyan
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University women’s swimming and diving team will compete at the 2017 NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend beginning Friday, Feb. 10. The three-day meet will take place at the LeRoy Greason Pool, on the campus of Bowdoin College.THE BASICSCompetition will get underway each day with preliminary heats beginning at 10 a.m. Finals begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, 5:50 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. All championship information is available on the NESCAC Championship home page, which can be viewed HERE.TICKET INFORMATIONTickets are $8 per session or $45 for an all-session pass for adults, and $3 per session for children and students. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to the preliminaries and finals. LIVE COVERAGEThe NESCAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships will be broadcasted live by the Northeast Sports Network, and will feature live results throughout the weekend. (Webcast/Live Results)PREVIEWThe Cardinals enter the championship with a dual-meet record of 7-6 overall, (3-5 against NESCAC competition) and will look to improve on their eighth place finish at last year’s event.Leading the way in the swimming events for Wesleyan will be Zoe Kerrich ’18, who last year set seven program records in the 50-yard butterfly (:26.06), 50 free (:24.12), 100 free (:52.26), 200 breaststroke (2:21.96), 100 IM (:59.68), 200 free relay (1:36.86), and 200 medley relay (1:46.96). Freshmen Leah Cravitz, Caroline Murphy, and Hannah O’Halloran have all excelled thus far and will look to continue their success in their first championship weekend of their collegiate careers. Murphy comes into the three-day event ranked third in the conference in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 27.56.Emily Kessler ’18 and Devon Cooper ’19 will be key for the Cardinals in the diving events, as they have led the way for the diving team throughout the season. Kessler earned a top-five finish in last year’s 1-meter event as her score of 375.30 put her fifth overall.For a full NESCAC preview of this weekend’s conference championship, visit NESCAC.com.