Women’s Swim Competes at Bowdoin to Qualify for NCAA Championships
Issue   |   Tue, 02/27/2018 - 20:45
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Heather Grotzinger ’20 swam the 400-yard individual medley in 4:26.67.

In preparation for next month’s DIII National Championships in Indianapolis, the women’s swimming and diving team traveled to Brunswick, Maine, where Bowdoin hosted the February Invitational at LeRoy Greason Pool.

This meet, for some Amherst athletes, represented the final chance to qualify for the national championships.

Although only three Amherst swimmers competed, two posted NCAA B-cut marks to qualify for nationals.

Heather Grotzinger ’20 started off the day for Amherst in the 400-yard individual medley. With her time of 4:26.67, she cleared the NCAA B-cut by nearly five seconds in order to qualify.

Geralyn Lam ’18 followed Grotzinger by qualifying in her own specialty.

Lam finished the 200-yard butterfly in 2:05.46, just barely faster than the B-cut time of 2:05.86 to book her spot in Indiana.

While Stephanie Moriarty ’18 couldn’t quite make the cut with her time of 1:59.56 in the 200 yard freestyle, all-in-all, it was a very successful weekend for the Mammoths.

The only remaining meet on the team’s schedule is nationals, which is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, March 21 and continue through Saturday, March 24. It will be hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana, returning to the city for the first time since 2014.