Swimmers Come Close; Glasser Breaks Record

By Tim Marcin
Elm Staff Writer

Women’s swimming lost a tough meet last Saturday, falling to visiting Ursinus College in the Casey Swim Center.

It was a close competition, with Washington College finishing 109-96. Senior Rachel Glasser broke a pool record in the 200 freestyle, with a winning time of 1:55.66. She also won the 100 freestlye and 500 freestyle for the Shorewomen. Junior Jenna Moore also posted a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke. The Shorewomen picked up a win in the 200 medley relay as well, compliments of Hilary Badger, Alix Batesko, Carly Ogren, and Moore.

Ursinus proved to be too much however, and walked away with the conference win, improving their record to 7-4 (3-3), while WC fell to 4-5 (1-4).

Coach Kim Lessard said, “The ladies swam very well Saturday, everyone stepping up and trying to touch out the opponents in every race, because we knew we could take them to the last event and we did.”

This upcoming Saturday, the Shorewomen have a chance to right the ship, in a home meet against McDaniel. The meet is Senior Day for the team and Lessard said “[they] are excited about this Saturday swimming home vs. McDaniel, we know we have a chance to race them well in our pool.” The team hopes to send off its lone senior Rachel Glasser well. Coach Lessard said, “she has had a tremendous impact on WC and Centennial Conference swimming.” The team has suffered some bad breaks this year, but looks to bounce back this weekend against their Conference foe.

Come out and help cheer the team on to a win this Saturday at 1 p.m.

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