Freshmen Lead Women's Swimming to 107-98 Season-Opening Win Over Widener
CHESTER, Pa. - Led by blistering performances from the freshman class, the Swarthmore women's swim team (1-0) made a splash in the first meet of the year, as they bested 320 rival Widener in a 107-98 nailbiter.
After touching second in the opening 200 medley relay, the Garnet struck back almost immediately courtesy of freshman Supriya Davis. Davis won the 1000 freestyle in a fast 10:54.75, half a minute ahead of her closest competition and the second-fastest time in Swarthmore history. Davis came close to history again in the very next event, winning the 200 freestyle in 1:55.93, just six-tenths of a second off the school record. She also won the 500 freestyle (5:22.58).
Swarthmore saw another double winner in the class of '15 in Kate Wiseman, who won the 50 and 100 freestyles (25.08 and 55.44). Sophomore Rebecca Teng also scored two wins in the 200 IM (2:16.50) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.18), and sophomore Erin Lowe recorded the fastest time in the 100 butterfly (1:01.91),
Swarthmore's Centennial Conference schedule kicks off on Saturday, as the Garnet travel to take on McDaniel. Action is set to begin at 2 pm.