INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Three Monument Mountain swimmers helped the Westfield YMCA medley relay squad shave more than two seconds off its seed time in the prelimaries at the 2014 YMCA National Long Course Championships on Wednesday.
Rowan Rice, Emma Wilber and Caroline Bissaillon teamed up with Kelsey Johnstone to swim a time of 4 minutes, 39.41 seconds. It was the 42nd best time out of 59 quartets at the national meet.
One other Berkshire County swimmer was in action on Wednesday representing the Westfield Y. Williamstown's Emma Whitney, a student at Mount Greylock who swims for the Hoosac Valley cooperative team in the winter, swam in the 100-meter backstroke along with Wilber.
Wilber finished in 1:08.71, the 57th best time out of 157 swimmers in the prelims. Whitney posted a time of 1:09.78.
Rice also swam as an individual in the 50 breaststroke on Wednesday, finishing in 37.24.
The championships continue through Friday.