Women's Swimming Finishes Fourth at Swarthmore Invitational
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - In a meet that had over 280 swimmers, the Swarthmore Garnet underclassmen continued to impress on day two of the Swarthmore Invitational.
Freshman Supriya Davis was the overall winner of the 100 butterfly and the 200 butterfly and finished second overall in the 200 IM. Her time of 2:08.56 in the 200 butterfly was good enough for an NCAA "B" cut.
The overall winner of the women's meet was Widener. The Garnet women finished in fourth-place overall with a score of 454 points.
The team of sophomore Becky Teng, sophomore Maggie Regan, sophomore Erin Lowe, and freshman Kate Wiseman placed sixth in the meet's opening relay, the 200 yard medley relay, with a time of 1:43.57 in a field of sixteen teams.
The 400 yard IM was an extremely close race which came down to the 100 freestyle. Sophomore Allison Schneider of Rowan University won the race with a time of 4:46.61 and the Garnet's Teng finished fourth with a time of 4:54.31.
In the next event, the 100 yard butterfly, Davis dominated the competition. She never relinquished her lead and finished with a blazing time of 57.89. Senior Naomi Glassman also had a strong performance, finishing twelfth with a time of 1:05.84.
The 200 freestyle turned into a showdown between freshman Gwen Stefan of Albright College and freshman Chelsea Kozior of Ursinus College. Stefan ultimately won the race with a time of 2:00.24.
In the 100 yard breaststroke, Swarthmore freshman Kate Wiseman and Juniata College sophomore Kathryn Viola battled until the final seconds. Viola finished ahead with a time of 1:10.71 and Wiseman placed second with a time of 1:11.59.
The 100 yard backstroke was dominated by Ursinus Bears' sophomore Malena Lair-Ferrari who finished with a time of 58.59. The Garnet's Erin Lowe placed tenth with a time of 1:05.67.
The Garnet wrapped up the first session of the day with a second place finish in the 800 yard freestyle relay. The team of sophomore Maggie Reagan, Wiseman, Lowe, and Davis had a strong performance and finished with a time of 8:04.72.
The evening session was also full of strong performances by the Garnet. Garnet senior Jackie Scala started things off with a sixteeneth-place finish in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:25.33. The Ursinus Bears' Malena Lair-Ferrari won the event with a time of 2:04.72 and earned an NCAA "B" cut.
Freshman Kate Wiseman finished second overall in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54.53 almost catching first-place finisher Codi Herr (53.69) of Albright College.
In the 200 yard breaststroke, Regan earned a hard-fought second place result with a time of 2:34.71 and Teng finished close behind, earning sixth place with a time of 2:36.99.
In the 200 yard butterfly, Davis demolished the competition. She finished in first place with a time of 2:08.56, enough for an NCAA "B" cut. Lowe finished in second place with a time of 2:15.02.
The team of Lowe, Teng, Davis, and Wiseman capped off the met with a third-place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:41.60.
They return to action on January, 18th against the Bryn Mawr Owls at Ware Pool. Action is slated for 6:00 p.m.