Katz shines on day three of the NESCAC Championships

Chloe Katz finished third in Saturday’s 1,000 freestyle.

Middlebury’s women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up Saturday’s action in sixth place at the NESCAC Championships. Williams took the lead in the team standings with 1,256.5 points, followed by Tufts (1,258), Amherst (793), Bates (735) and Bowdoin (649.5). The Panthers amassed 643 points at the start of the final day. The team returns to action at the Colby Aquatic Center on Sunday morning with prelims starting at 10:00 a.m.

Highlighting Saturday’s action for the Panthers was Chloe Katz, who swam to third place and earned All-NESCAC honors in the 1,000-yard freestyle. She concluded the event with a time of 10:14.13, lowering her record from the previous season by more than 40 seconds. Katz won the morning preliminaries with his time.

In the opening event of the evening, the 200 medley relay of Isabelle Caddeau, Hannah Wander, Maddie McKean and Courtney Gantt finished fifth with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:44.19.

Other top-10 efforts were recorded by Wander who finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke with a season best time of 1:05.95, while Bella Barragate was just behind in eighth place at 1:06.52. The final event of the evening saw Caddeau win the consolation final in the 100m backstroke, hitting the wall in a season best time of 56.98.

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