The Shorewomen Take on Swarthmore

By Carson Metzker
Elm Staff Writer

Washington College’s women’s swim team continued its dominance over Salisbury University with a 138-64 win, WC’s 31st consecutive victory over the Sea Gulls.

The Nov. 8 meet opened with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of senior caption Maija Adourian and sophomores Alex Searles, Lindsay Wiecki, and Ana Reynoso-Zimmer posted a time of 1:59:01.

The streak of wins continued with the Shorewomen finishing one-two in almost all distances. Junior Tricia Markey won first in the 500 freestyle in 5:35.97 and sophomore Bailey Reigel took home second place in 5:38.97. In the 200 freestyle, junior Julia Portmann took first in 2:03.38 while Markey finished behind her in 2:06.47. Senior Jenni Clune and junior Anna Schmittle were one second apart in the 50 freestyle. Clune took first in 25.96, with Schmittle at 26.56. The trend continued in the 100 freestyle. Wiecki won in 57.46 and Reynoso-Zimmer finished second in 1:00.67

Other individual winners were senior Katie Gorman in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.31; junior Emma Silber second in 1:06.20; Alex Searles won the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.62; Adourian finished second in 1:03.73

WC closed the meet with a bang, finishing one-two in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Portmann, Gorman, Markey, and Clune clinched first place with a time of 3:48.86. The Shorewomen blew past the Sea Gulls, whose fastest time was 4:22.21.

On Saturday, the Shorewomen competed in a dual meet against undefeated Swarthmore College falling 134-71.

The meet started with the Shorewomen conceding both first and second place in the 400 medley relay. Portmann gave strong performances in the 1,000 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Both victories came at narrow margins. She won the 1,000 freestyle by 63 hundredths of a second and the 500 freestyle by 28 hundredths of a second.

Gorman racked up some more wins for WC with a first place finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyle.  Wiecki finished second in the 200 butterfly, and Adourian was second in the 200 backstroke.

The Shorewomen’s record stands at 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Centennial Conference.

“I would say that our energy was great,” said Adourian. “We had some really awesome swims, both against Salisbury and Swarthmore. We just need to keep up the hard work and go into next weekend with the same intensity.”

The Shorewomen’s season continues with two more dual meets this week. On Nov. 17 they will host St. Mary’s College of Maryland. They will then travel to Radnor, Pa. to square off against conference rival Bryn Mawr College. On Dec. 1 and 2, the Shorewomen will compete in the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Richmond.

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