This past Sunday, members of the Amherst women’s swim and dive team had one last chance to meet NCAA Division III qualifying standards at the February Invite hosted by Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn.
At the meet, three female swimmers for the purple and white managed to glide to national qualifying times. With a final time of 56.88 in the 100-meter fly, Geralyn Lam ’18 managed to extend her season and earn herself a spot on the Amherst squad headed to Texas for the national championship.
Joining Lam and the women that had already met qualifying marks at NESCAC championships were sophomores Jayne Vogelzang and Livia Domenig.
Vogelzang and Domenig both had qualifying performances in the 200-meter freestyle event.
Vogelzang finished with a time of 1:54.38 and Domenig tapped the wall just behind her with an impressive 1:54.80. Lam, Vogelzang and Domenig join a talented crew of swimmers for the Amherst women’s team who hope to cap off their impressive season and either maintain or bolster their national ranking with a quality showing at the Division III NCAA championships.
“The team atmosphere at the meet was incredible,” junior Stephanie Moriarty, who will represent the team at nationals, said. “We went in with the mentality that we were going to give each race our all . . . Everyone stepped up and raced well. We all fed off each other’s positive energy, and saw the results that we had worked so hard for all year.”
The NCAA Division III Championships, held in Conroe, TX, will take place from Mar. 15 until Mar. 18.