Women's Swimming Downs McDaniel in Season Opener, 112-93
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Led by last year's stalwarts and a promising group of '16s, the Swarthmore women's swim team (1-0, 1-0) started the season with a splash on Saturday, taking down McDaniel 112-93.
The Garnet girls kicked off with a win in the 200 medley relay, as freshman Nikkia Miller joined sophomores Pooja Kumar, Supriya Davis, and Kate Wiseman to down McDaniel's A-team by almost three full seconds.
Swarthmore took the top spot in seven of nine individual events and was paced by two wins from Conference star Davis, who in the first meet of her sophomore year overwhelmed the field in the 200 freestyle (1:58.34) and the 100 butterfly (58.68). Wiseman continued to dominate the sprint freestyle events, taking first in both the 50 (25.05) and 100 (54.85).
The freshman class made a strong showing in its first meet, taking three individual events in total. Eva Winter was Swarthmore's third double winner of the day, touching first by four seconds in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.49) and barely outtouching classmate Miller in the 200 IM (2:19.50 to 2:19.83). Jessica Seigel '16 accounted for the Garnet's final individual win of the day, taking the 500 freestyle in a strong 5:29.99.
Swarthmore returns to action on Wednesday, as the team takes on 320 rival Widener at Ware Pool. Action is set to begin at 6:30pm.