Hyde ’16 Wins National Title
Issue   |   Wed, 03/26/2014 - 02:04


The Amherst men’s swimming and diving team finished 11th at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Championships, which took place March 19-24 at IUPUI, wrapping up another solid season.

Senior captain Parker Moody kicked things off with a 14th place finish in the 500-yard freestyle. In the 200-yard medley relay, Matt Heise ’16, Greg Han ’17, Tyler Bulakul ’14 and Connor Sholtis ’15 earned 13th.

On day two, Bulakul’s earned fifth in the 100-yard butterfly, while Sholtis tapped in for seventh in the 200-yard freestyle. Bulakul started things off on day three with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Sophomore Jeff Anderson finished right behind him for eighth place. Anderson then teamed up with Moody, Sholtis and senior captain Nick Egan for eighth in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Divers Colin White ’14 and Mark Idleman ’15 also did well in the 1-meter dive with fifth and ninth place finishes, respectively.


On the women’s side, the Jeffs finished sixth at the 2014 NCAA Div. III Championships. In the first event, Charlotte Chudy ’16 finished 16th in the 500-yard freestyle, recording a time of 5:04.33. Sophomore sensation Emily Hyde won the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:01.53, earning Amherst’s first national title in this event.

“It felt incredible to see an entire season of hard work pay off,” Hyde said. “Every member of the women’s team worked hard and contributed. Overall, it was a really fun meet and we’re all happy with our finish at NCAA’s.”

On day two, Hyde combined with Sarah Conklin ’16, Sabrina Lee ’15 and Lulu Belak ’14 in the 200-yard medley relay for an eighth-place finish. Diver Lizzy Linsmayer ’14 scored 443.50 points to place third in the 1-meter dive. Hyde was also in action on day three, finishing 10th in the 100-yard backstroke. Ashleigh Stoddart ’15, Allison Merz ’14, Belak and Hyde also finished eighth in the 800-yard medley relay. On the final day, Linsmayer placed second in the 3-meter dive to cap off the team’s action.