February 18, 2011
Teng's Silver Leads Women's Swimming on First Day of Centennial Championships
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Swarthmore College women's swimming team got off to a strong start at the 2011 Centennial Conference championships, finding itself in third place after the first day of competition from Gettysburg College.
The women were led by freshman Rebecca Teng, whose record-setting performance earned the Garnet its first medal of the meet.
Teng earned a silver medal in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:11.96 bested a 9-year-old school record.
Although the women did not take any more medals on the day, several strong swims put the Garnet in scoring position throughout the evening. Freshman Margaret Regan
took fifth in the 500 freestyle in 5:19.01, Swarthmore's best season time in the event by nine seconds; senior Sarah Bedolfe
came in seventh (5:21.01). Freshman Erin Lowe
touched in fifth place in the 200 IM, swimming a personal best 2:14.88. Sophomore Hannah Gotwals
' 2:17.93 was ninth-fastest in the event.
Swarthmore returns to action tomorrow for Day 2 of competition. Preliminaries are set to begin at 10 a.m.; finals will begin at 6 p.m.
Silver: Rebecca Teng (200 IM)
Gettysburg 215, Franklin & Marshall 203, Swarthmore 142, Dickinson 122, Washington College 120, Ursinus 111, McDaniel 107, Bryn Mawr 42.