Surf & Turf: Swimming and Diving
Issue   |   Wed, 12/07/2011 - 01:45

The Jeffs defeated Middlebury in fine form on Saturday, with both teams remaining undefeated. The men’s team was particularly dominant, winning all 16 events.

Highlight: Co-captain Ryan Lichtenfels ’12 was one of three Jeff men to win two events. He finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:44.02, and edged out fellow captain Tim White ’12 in the 500 free by .14 seconds.


The Jeffs won 10 of 16 events in Saturday’s meet. Co-captain Becca Thompson ’12 won the 1,000-yard freestyle. Sophomore Anna Pietrantonio finished second in the 200 free and won the 500 free, while first-year Ashleigh Stoddart took first in the 50 free. Amherst had the top three finishers in the 100 freestyle, with Katie Vincett ’13 leading Stoddart and Lulu Belak ’14.

Courtney Flynn ’15 and Abby Hahn ’14 placed first and second in the 200 breaststroke, respectively, and finished second and third in the 100 breastroke. Junior Nicole Heise won the 200 butterfly and placed second in the 100, with Cassie Gross ’14 coming in third in both events. First-year Sabrina Lee came in second in the 100 backstroke by just .17 seconds, but beat the same opponent in the 200 back to claim first place by .55 seconds.

Stoddart, Ricka Sadovnikoff ’15, Belak and Vincett teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay.


Ryan Lichtenfels ’12, Michael Rochford ’15 and Connor Beaulieu ’14 each won two events. Conor Deveney ’15, Tyler Bulakul ’14, Ben McBratney ’12 and Tim White ’12 won the 200 medley relay to open the meet.

The Jeffs had the top three finishers in eight events: Ben Grimes ’15, Conor McAuliffe ’14 and Alex Pearlman ’12 in the 1,000 free; Ryan Lichtenfels ’12, Nick Egan ’14 and Parker Moody ’14 in the 200 free; Deveney, Brandon Brown ’15 and Daniel Schwab ’13 in the 100 back; White, Alex Kang ’15 and Tyler Hampton ’15 in the 50 free; Rochford, Schwab and Aron Reynolds ’14 in the 200 back; Beaulieu, Bart Fedorak ’12 and Mike O’Connor ’12 in the 200 breaststroke; Lichtenfels, White and Egan in the 500 free; Bulakul, Robbie Homchick ’14 and Will McCartan ’12 in the 100 fly; and Beaulieu, Grimes and Sam Pritzker ’14 in the 200 individual medley.

Diver Colin White ’14 won the three-meter board while Mark Idleman ’15 placed first on the one-meter.
The Jeffs closed the meet with first and second place victories in the 400 free relay.