By Kelsey Newborn
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College Shorewomen swimmers are nothing short of impressive. Coming off of a sweep of all five relay events at last year’s Centennial Conference Championships to finish third overall, the team has returned to the pool this season with a vengeance. Already 1-1 in the Conference with a decisive win over Bryn Mawr 131-52 and a loss to Gettysburg 81-119, the Shore swimmers continue to do what they do best: win.
With a record of 3-1 overall, the team has extended its non-conference dual-meet win streak to 59 with a win over St. Mary’s College of Maryland on Nov. 12.
The meet, which the Shorewomen won 109-96, was a nail biter, in which the team came into the last event, the 200 freestyle rely, needing either a first-place finish or second and third place finishes to solidify a win. And win they did, with freshman Carly Ogren, junior Ellen Liebenow, sophomore Sarah Sykes, and freshman Hilary Badger winning the race in a season best time of 1:45.40.
Senior Rachel Glasser had three individual first-place finishes with a WC season-best of 10:37.77 in the 1000 freestyle, 5:16.36 in the 500 freestyle, and 59.84 in the 100 butterfly.
Junior Jenna Moore won the 50 freestyle in a WC season best time of 25.21 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:08.83.
Freshman dynamo Elizabeth Miskiel took the 200 freestyle in 2:01.98 and the 100 freestyle in 56.39.
Another season best was set by the 200 medley relay team of Badger, Moore, Miskiel, and sophomore Alix Batesko with a time of 1:54.27. Badger also finished second in the 100 backstroke in a WC season-best time of 1:03.13 to become the 10th fastest Shorewoman swimmer ever in the event.
The team returns to the pool with a Centennial Conference meet at Franklin and Marshall today.