Surf and Turf
By Karan Bains '14 & Carlyn Robertson '14, Sports Section Editors

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams advanced to 3-0 this week with a victory over Middlebury. The women won 10 of 14 events for a score of 186-111. The men won 14 of their 16 events for a 190-105 result.


Senior Kendra Stern won the 200 and 100-yard freestyles with ease. She was followed by Anna Pietrantonio ‘14 in the 200. Pietrantonio was victorious in the 500 freestyle, with teammates Audrey Ingerson ’14, Becca Thompson ’12 and Annie Glancy ’13 taking the next four spots. Thompson won the 1,000-yard freestyle with Ingerson taking second place.

First-years Abby Hahn and Allison Merz were strong in their respective events. Hahn won the 100-and 200-yard breastrokes, while Merz swept the butterfly events. The Jeffs won the 200-yard medley relay, but the Panthers took the 400-free relay.

The women’s divers had the top three scores in the 1-meter board, with Meggie Meisinger ’11 leading first-years Lizzy Linsmayer and Claire Wagner. Meisinger also won the 3-meter board, with Linsmayer coming in second.


First-year Connor Beaulieu was the standout for the men’s team with wins in the 100-and 200-yard breastrokes and the 200-yard IM. Teammate Bart Federak ’12 was second in all three events. Tyler Bulakul ’14 remained dominant in the butterfly, winning the 100- and 200-yard events. Reid Fitzgerald ’11 and Daniel Schwab ’13 won the 100 and 200 backstroke events, respectively.

Senior Alex Fraser won the 500-yard freestyle, with teammates claiming second, third, and fourth place. Sophomore Sheng Hu won the 200 freestyle and edged out Daly in the 100 by just six one-hundredths of a second.

First-year diver Colin continued to excell, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter boards. Classmate Ian Stahl placed second in the 1-meter and third on the 3-meter.The Jeffs won the 200-yard medley relay to open the meet, but the Panthers closed out the day with a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Indoor Track

The Jeffs kicked off the indoor track season at the Smith College Winter Classic. Despite missing a few members still recuperating from cross country season in the fall, Amherst managed to post impressive results in the individual events.


The throwers had a good day at Smith, led by Jordan Roehl ’12. Roehl posted top four results in both the weight throw and the shot put. Her 11.60 meter toss earned her fourth place in the weight throw, and she managed a 10.85 meter shot put throw, good for third place.

Newcomer Naomi Bates ’14 enjoyed a successful first meet, finishing fourth in the long jump with a 5.07 meter jump. She also excelled in the triple jump with a third place jump of 10.91 meters. Nora Gayer ’14 led the Jeffs in the high jump with a 1.42 meter leap.

As for the runners, Susan Wasserman ’11, Zoe Pagonis ’11 and Jaya Tripathi ’14 finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1,000 meter run. Bates also dashed to a second place finish in the 200 meter race, while teammate Jade McKnight ’13 scored a fifth place result. McKnight also sprinted to a first place finish in the 400-meter run.


The men’s team delivered a string of impressive sprinting performances. Amherst’s top 4x400 team won the relay event with a time of 3:32.52, defeating competition from Keene State and Worcester State.

In the men’s 55-meter dash, Amherst sophomore Thomas Matthew finished second with a blistering 6.79 mark. Matthew also earned fourth place in the 200 meter event with a time of 24.28 seconds. First-year Javier Paulino sprinted to good results in his debut meet, finishing just behind Matthew in the 55 meter (6.82 seconds) and 200 meter (24.28) events.

The Jeffs also excelled in thwe 600 meter run, as Tommy Moore ’11, Matt Melton ’14, and Ryan Drost ’11 placed 4-5-6 in the mid-distance event. Thrower Chris Eaton finished fourth in the weight throw with a 15.39-meter hurl.

Issue 11, Submitted 2010-12-08 15:50:11