Men’s and women’s swimming fall short in Centennial Conference meets

Both swim teams struggle to bring home their first win as they push deeper into conference games and remain 0-4

By Jensyn Hartzell

Elm Staff Writer

The men’s and women’s swimming teams traveled to Gettysburg this weekend to compete. This was Gettysburg’s home opener. 

The women’s team sadly were not able to snag any wins this event. But, the Shorewomen still had their personal highlights for the event. 

Sophomore Teresa Draves managed to place second in the 200 individual medley (2:16.42). She also was able to achieve third place in the 200 butterfly (2:18.25). Along with her, sophomore Anna Hall also was able to place second, but in the 100 butterfly (1:03.32). 

Lastly, Alexa Lueke swam her way into third place for the 200 freestyle (2:02.58) as well as the 500 freestyle (5:34.11). 

The Bullets finished with a 207-50 win over the Shorewomen. This left the Shorewomen’s record at 0-4 and their conference record at 0-2. 

Just like the women’s team, the Shoremen were not able to put a first place under their belts either, but still had plenty of achievements against the Bullets. 

This included Gage Mandrell placing second in the 1000 freestyle at 10:13.88, which also ranked him the seventh fastest swimmer to represent Washington College in that event. Mandrell also placed second in the 200 breaststroke (2:18.20). 

Senior Teague Sauter placed second in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.28) as well as third in the 500 freestyle (5:20.39). 

“We worked really hard as a team for this meet,” Sauter said. “We’ve been practicing hard and are beginning to see all of the framework for what we hope to turn into a really successful season going forward.”         

And last, but not least, Andrew Feeley placed third in the 100 freestyle (49.96). 

The Shoremen were beat 197-58 by the Bullets. This left their record at 0-4. The Shoremen and women will compete again against Salisbury on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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