GW Women's Swimming Wins Tri-Meet Against American and Catholic
Colonials Earn Top Honors in 12 of 13 Events
Oct. 13, 2012
The Colonials tallied 239 points through 13 events to take home first place, followed by American in second with 55 points and Catholic in third with 41 points. Sophomore Janica Lee and junior Caroline Myers each won a meet-high three events on Saturday and won four apiece throughout the two days.
The Colonials took home the top four spots in the 400-yard individual medley, led by Myers in first with a time of 4:41.63. Classmates Emily Kane and Remy Neville followed in second and third, respectively, with times of 4:48.36 and 4:50.76, and freshman Madison Reinker earned fourth in 4:58.59.
In the 200-yard freestyle, GW claimed first through seventh places. Myers won the event in 1:57.39, sophomore Janica Lee came in second in 1:58.10 and freshman Hannah Schaefer followed in third with a time of 2:00.12. Reinker clocked in at 2:02.14 for a fourth-place finish, junior Sydney Saunders and rookie Kally Vanderbilt tied for fifth in 2:02.39 and junior Taylor Cole came in seventh in 2:02.97.
The Colonials earned the top four finishes in the 100 free, paced by Lee with a time of 54.36 seconds. Sloan Saunders came in second in 54.59 seconds, Sydney Saunders followed in third in 54.99 and Vanderbilt came in fourth in 56.45. Lee won the 200-yard breaststroke when she clocked in at 2:25.88 and Steagall touched the wall in 2:29.59 to finish second. Junior Rachel Johnston came in third in 2:31.41 and freshman Mara Debnekoff finished fourth in 2:34.41, followed by Kane in fifth in 2:34.41 and Neville in sixth in 2:35.39.
Freshman Lauren Steagall won the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.14 and junior Sloan Saunders touched the wall less than one second later for a third-place time of 1:02.01. Lee won her third event of the day in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.28 and Steagall earned second in 1:08.21.
Schaefer won her first career event with a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.90, a full 2.32 seconds ahead of American’s second-place finisher. Schaefer then won the 200 backstroke in 2:13.46. Junior Chelsey Weatherford earned second place in the 200 butterfly in 2:22.32, and Myers and Reinker took home first and second in the 1,650 freestyle in 17:57.38 and 18:08.30, respectively.
The Colonials host UMBC on Saturday, Oct. 27 for their first dual meet of the season. Action inside the Charles E. Smith Center Pool is slated for 1 p.m.