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Mehesz Wins 1000 Yard Free at NESCAC Championship Pielock Places 2nd & 3rd in 50 & 100 Yard Fly

Mehesz Wins 1000 Yard Free at NESCAC Championship Five Camel Records Shattered in Middletown MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's swimming and diving teams visited Wesleyan University this weekend to compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship. Five school records were shattered as the Camels placed seventh in the 11 team field with a score of 725.5 points. Williams College racked up 1826 points en route to their 12th consecutive NESCAC crown. Amherst College placed second with 1460.5 points with Tufts taking third place with 1261.5 points. Esther Mehesz (Wethersfield, Conn.) made an immediate impact at her first NESCAC Championship. Mehesz posted a winning time of 10:22.26 in the 1000 yard freestyle in a school record setting performance for the Camels. In the mile, Mehesz provisionally qualified for the 2012 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship with another school record in 17:25.06. Sophomore Julia Pielock (Deerfield, Mass.) had a productive weekend for the Camels. Pielock provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events, placing second and third with respective times of 23.82 and 51.91 seconds. In the 50 yard breast, junior Katie Karlson (Wayland, Mass.) posted a time of 30.20 seconds in another Camel school record. Rachel Bohn (Trumbull, Conn.) secured her place in the Connecticut College record book, posting a time of 58.62 seconds in the 100 yard backstroke. In the 200 yard medley relay, Connecticut College provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship, setting a school record along the way. The Camel foursome comprised of Rachel Bohn, Katie Karlson, Erika Fernandes (Westport, Mass.) and Julia Pielock teamed up for a fourth place finish in 1:46.41. The 2012 All-NESCAC selections will be formally announced later this week.

February 20, 2012

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