Wesleyan’s women’s swim team just finished a tremendous season of competition with some sterling performances at the NCAA National Championships. Here’s how Athletic Director Mike Whalen put it:
Wesleyan finished the final day of the NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships with an exciting performance in the 400 Freestyle Relays. The team of Zoe Kerrich, Caroline Murphy, Hannah O’Halloran, & Grace Middleton reestablished the varsity record for the 3rd time this season!! Their time (3:26.29) was the fastest time in the Consolation Finals and the 6th fastest of all the teams in the Championship Finals as well. Once again, Zoe Kerrich’s lead-off leg re-established her own 100-yard Freestyle varsity record.
In all, 5 varsity records were established this week in the 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay, 50 Backstroke, 100 Backstroke, and 100 Freestyle. Caroline Murphy (’20) finished in 4th place this evening in the Women’s 100-yard Backstroke earning her All-American honors and a new personal best time and varsity record. Her time, 54.97 is over a full second faster than her NESCAC winning performance (55.99).
Caroline Murphy has been an outstanding student-athlete in her first two years at Wesleyan, and we look forward to cheering her on in the second half of her career. Congrats to Caroline on earning All-American status, and to Coach Peter Solomon and all her teammates for an outstanding season.