Vassar Brewers Swim to a Fourth-Place Finish

ITHACA – The Vassar College Women’s Swimming and Diving team closed out the 2024 Liberty League Championship in fourth-place out of 10 scoring teams with a point total of 1,091. Both Bella Rippon and Addie Wiener each scored runner-up finishes in Saturday’s Final session.

For The Brewers
Wiener finished off a big championship meet for the Brewers on Saturday with a second-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:42.49.

Wirner was one of three Brewers to score in the meet’s longest event with Quinn Hoagland taking sixth-place in 17:59.09 and Maleigha Vietti scoring a 13th place finish in a time of 18:26.90.

Rippon was the second finisher for Vassar in the 200-yard backstroke, coming home in a time of 2:05.31.

Rippon led five Brewers who qualified for the finals in the backstroke event with Sarah Quintana placing fifth in 2:09.83 and Vietti showing a sixth-place finish in 2:11.16.

First Year Vivien Li was the top finisher in the ‘B’ final with a time of 2:09.44 and Jolie Walker swam to a 20th place finish in 2:13.56.

Vassar also had strong swims in the 100-yard freestyle with four swimmers qualifying for the finals. Abigail McLaughlin led the way with a 12th place finish in a time of 53.35 seconds.

Maya Luongo posted an 18th place finish in 54.37 seconds while Lilly Masters and Alanna Muello placing 20 and 23rd in times of 55.06 and 55.54 seconds, respectively.

First Year Anna Little placed fourth on Saturday evening in the 200-yarda breaststroke swimming a finals time of 2:26.27.

Lara Chebotarev tied for 12th place in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:33.71 and Frances Pope placed 24th in the event with a time of 2:39.63.

The ‘A’ 400-yard freestyle relay team of Alejandra Robins, Hoagland, McLaughlin and Wiener turned in a strong swim with a fourth-place finish in a time of 3:32.03.

The ‘B’ 400-yard freestyle squad of Muello, Vietti, Luongo and Quintana closed the meet with a time of 3:36.45.

Meet Standings
Ithaca – 1512.5
RIT – 1437.5
RPI – 1343
Vassar – 1091
Skidmore – 796.5
St. Lawrence – 631.5
Union – 558
Clarkson – 343
William Smith – 296
Bard – 70

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