GINDERS EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades in the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday evening at the 2005 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships held at Hope College.

Ginder, seeded 12th after swimming a time of 46.21 in the morning preliminaries, placed 10th in a time of 45.97 to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. Ginder became only the second-ever W&L swimmer to swim the 100-yard freestyle in under 46 seconds.

Senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) finished 22nd in the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 1:55.05. It was the third fastest swim in W&L history.

The Generals finished in 18th place with a total of 43 points.

With today's competition, both swimmers conclude their participation at the 2005 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships.

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COLBY AND GINDER EARN ALL-AMERICA HONORS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Washington and Lee senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) earned All-America accolades on Friday evening at the 2005 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships held at Hope College.

Colby, seeded 16th in the 100-yard butterfly after swimming a time of 50.86 in the morning preliminaries, placed 14th in a time of 50.82 to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Ginder, seeded second in the 200-yard freestyle after swimming a then school-record time of 1:40.43 in the morning preliminaries, touched the wall in a new school-record time of 1:39.17 to finish second and earn All-America honors for the second consecutive season in this event.

Both swimmers will return to action tomorrow. Colby will be competing in the 200-yard butterfly, while Ginder will swim in the 100-yard freestyle event.

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GINDER EARNS ALL-AMERICA HONORS AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Washington and Lee sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) earned All-America honors in the 50-yard freestyle on Thursday evening at the 2005 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships held at Hope College.

Ginder, seeded 30th, placed third in a school-record time of 20.80 to earn All-America honors. In the preliminaries, Ginder finished tied for sixth in a then school-record time of 20.95.

Ginder will return to action tomorrow in the 200-yard freestyle, while senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) will compete in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke events.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING COMPETES AT UGA BULLDOG INVITATIONAL

ATHENS, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team set two school records on the first day of the University of Georgia Bulldog Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Athens, Ga.

Senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) swam a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 50.45 in the 100-yard butterfly, while sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) swam an NCAA “B” cut time of 52.20 in the 100-yard backstroke.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the foursome of Ginder, freshman Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass), Colby, and freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) swam a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:35.08.

The Generals will be back in the pool on Sunday in the final day of the UGA Bulldog Invitational.

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W&L WOMEN’S SWIMMING WINS ODAC/ATLANTIC STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team claimed its 12th straight ODAC Championship at the ODAC/Atlantic States Swimming Championships on Sunday evening.

The Generals claimed 596 points to finish ahead of Randolph-Macon (475), Randolph-Macon Woman’s (249.5), Sweet Briar (230), Hollins (213) and Guilford (118.5). Additionally, the Generals claimed the Atlantic States crown by finishing first out of 10 schools with 803 points. The next-highest finisher was Randolph-Macon with 640 points.

Individually on Sunday, the Generals were led by junior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) and sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) who each won an event. Holda placed first in the 100 free (55.23), while Sauter won the 200 breast (2:29.83). The two also swam a leg of the team’s 400 free relay which finished second overall (3:48.84). They were joined on the relay team by freshman Allison Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Northside Health Careers) and senior Laura Westerman (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty).

Freshman Jessica Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) placed second in the 200 back with a time of 2:16.26, while classmate Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina) finished third in the mile (18:57.69). Junior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln) also finished third in the 200 back (2:20.42) and Rogers placed third in the 100 free with a time of 57.77.

W&L has now completed its season with an 8-6 overall record. The Generals were a perfect 5-0 against ODAC competition.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING IN FIRST AFTER DAY TWO OF ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team sits in first place after the second day of the ODAC/Atlantic States Swimming Championships, held at Radford University on Saturday evening.

In the Atlantic States competition, Washington and Lee is in first with 514 points. Randolph-Macon is second with 437 points and is followed by Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (237.5), Sweet Briar (216), Hollins (214),College of Notre Dame (164), Guilford (125.5), Mary Baldwin (118), Greensboro (80), and Agnes Scott (74).

The Generals had the top four finishers in the 100-yard backstroke. Freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) won the race in a time of 1:02.28, junior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln) was second (1:04.09), freshman Katie Hager (Weston, Mass./Weston) placed third (1:06.28) and sophomore Katie Long (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster Schools) rounded out the top four in a time of 1:06.99.

Junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) captured the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.53, while sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) took second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.88).

In the 100-yard butterfly, freshman Colette Moryan (Westfield, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) touched the wall in second place in a time of 1:02.65.

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Sunday for the final day of the ODAC/Atlantic State Championships.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING IN FIRST AFTER DAY ONE OF ODAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team sits in first place after the first day of the ODAC/Atlantic States Swimming Championships, held at Radford University on Friday evening.

The quartet of junior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln), freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) captured the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:42.77.

In the 400-yard medley relay, the foursome of Cobb, Sauter, freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and Holda placed second in a school-record time of 4:08.23.

The Generals had four of the top five finishers in the 50-yard freestyle. Holda touched the wall first in 25.40, senior Suzie LaFleur (Natick, Mass./Montrose) was third (26.32), freshman Allison Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Northside Health Careers) placed fourth (26.50), and Akida rounded out the top five in a time of 26.54.

Freshman Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina) finished third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:29.32), while Sauter took fourth in the 200-yard IM (2:17.11).

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Saturday for day two of the ODAC/Atlantic State Championships.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING WINS BLUEGRASS MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) was named co-swimmer of the meet and Head Coach Joel Shinofield was named Coach of the Year as the Washington and Lee men’s swimming team won the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships for the second consecutive season on Saturday evening at the Ellen Shapiro Natatorium.

The Generals took home the team title with 800 points. Transylvania finished second with 493.50 points and was followed by Fairmont State (489.50), West Virginia Wesleyan (424), Salem International (390), Savannah College of Art & Design (300), Wheeling Jesuit (261), and Asbury College (73).

Ginder won the 100-yard freestyle in a pool-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 46.03. It was also the second fastest time in W&L history. Freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) was fourth in a time of 48.65.

In the 400-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of McGlaston, junior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), freshman Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass), and Ginder won the race in a time of 3:10.02.

Junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) touched the wall first in the 1650-yard freestyle in an NCAA “B” cut time of 16:27.15. Sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke in a time of 2:13.91.

In the 200-yard butterfly, senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) placed third (1:56.45) and Evans was fourth (2:02.46).

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING IN FIRST AFTER DAY TWO OF BGMC

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team won four events and set two school records to remain in first place after the second day of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships held at the Ellen Shapiro Natatorium on Friday evening.

The Generals lead with 554 points. Transylvania is second with 343.50 points and is followed by Fairmont State (335), West Virginia Wesleyan (286.50), Salem International (271), Savannah College of Art & Design (221), Wheeling Jesuit (181), and Asbury College (35).

The quartet of sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), freshman Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) won the 200-yard medley relay in a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:35.16.

Ginder also won the 200-yard freestyle in a school-record, pool-record, and NCAA “A” cut time of 1:40.58.

Sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) captured the 400-yard IM in 4:15.32, while junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) touched the wall first in the 1000-yard freestyle in 9:50.18.

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Saturday for final day of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING IN FIRST AFTER DAY ONE OF BGMC

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team won four of the five events and sit in first place after the first day of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships held at the Ellen Shapiro Natatorium on Thursday evening.

The Generals lead with 239 points and are followed by Salem International (127), Transylvania (118.50), Savannah College of Art & Design (103), West Virginia Wesleyan (94.5), Fairmont State and Wheeling Jesuit (92), and Asbury College (2).

The foursome of freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), junior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), freshman Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) and sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:24.37.

The quartet of sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), Frankfort, senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and Ginder captured the 400-medley relay in a time of 3:30.30.

Ginder and Hayes also won individual events. Ginder touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle in an NCAA “B” cut time of 21.18, while Hayes was victorious in the 200-yard IM in 1:58.07.

McGlaston placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.57, while freshman Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) was fourth in the 200-yard IM in a time of 1:59.42.

In the 500-yard freestyle, junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) finished second in a time of 4:45.89.

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Friday for day two of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships.

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W&L SWIMMING SWEEPS MARYMOUNT

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Marymount on Saturday afternoon in Arlington, Va. The men upped their record to 6-2 with a 133-68 victory, while the women improved to 8-6 with a 124-79 win.

In the men’s meet, the foursome of sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), freshman Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and sophomore Maxwell Pike (Goldsboro, N.C./Wayne Country Day) won the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:41.89.

Colby also won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:00.64, while Frankfort captured the 200-yard IM in 2:08.99. Junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) was victorious in two individual events. He touched the wall first in both the 500-yard (5:05.00) and 1000-yard (10:28.33) freestyles.

In the women’s meet, the quartet of freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and senior Suzie LaFleur (Natick, Mass./Montrose) captured the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 4:16.31.

Sauter and junior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) each won two individual events. Sauter was victorious in both the 200-yard IM (2:18.84) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:32.94), while Holda won both the 100-yard (55.94) and 200-yard (2:02.40) freestyle events.

The W&L men’s swimming team returns to the pool at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships from Thu., Feb. 17 to Sat., Feb. 19. The W&L women’s swimming team returns to action at the ODAC Championships from Fri., Feb. 18 to Sun., Feb. 20.

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W&L SWIMMING FALLS TO JOHNS HOPKINS

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were both in action against Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, Md. The men dropped to 5-2 with a 106-97 loss, while the women fell to 7-6 with a 107-86 defeat to the Blue Jays.

In the men’s meet, sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won two individual events. He captured the 100-yard backstroke in 53.86 and the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.23.

In the women’s meet, the quartet of freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) won both relay events. They touched the wall first in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:55.78 and claimed the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:44.83.

Holda also won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.27.

Both teams return to action later this afternoon at Marymount University. The meet begins at 5:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS MEET AGAINST GETTYSBURG

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were both in action against Gettysburg on Saturday afternoon at Twombley Pool. The men improved to 5-1 with a 141-64 victory, while the women dropped to 7-5 with a 141-64 defeat to the Bullets.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of freshman Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy), sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and sophomore Maxwell Pike (Goldsboro, N.C./Wayne Country Day) captured the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:41.77.

Colby and sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) also won two individual events. Colby touched the wall first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.44) and in the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.91). Ginder claimed both the 50-yard (21.79) and 100-yard freestyle (48.30) events.

In the women’s meet, the foursome of freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:54.88.

Sauter won the 200-yard breaststroke (2:33.58) and placed second in the 200-yard IM (2:20.60). Cobb was second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:18.51), while Holda took second in the 100-yard freestyle (56.67).

The W&L swimming teams return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 29. They will compete at Johns Hopkins at 10:00 am before swimming at Marymount at 5:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING FALLS TO SUNY GENESEO

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were both defeated by SUNY Geneseo on Saturday evening at Twombley Pool. The men fell to 4-1 with a 132-130 loss, while the women dropped to 7-4 with a 141-118 setback. The Geneseo men upped their record to 8-0, while the women improved to 6-1.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), freshman Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, VA./E.C. Glass), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) and freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) won the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:38.20.

Ginder and Colby also won two individual events. Ginder claimed both the 100-yard (48.13) and 200-yard (1:45.98) freestyle, while Colby touched the wall first in both the 100-yard (52.73) and 200-yard (1:59.36) butterfly.

In the women’s meet, the Generals also had a pair of double event winners. Freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) swam to first place finishes in the 100-yard (1:03.11) and 200-yard (2:18.42) backstroke, while junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) was victorious in the 50-yard (25.92) and 100-yard (56.53) freestyle events.

The W&L swimming teams return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 15 when they host Gettysburg College. The meet begins at 2:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING FINISHES SECOND AT F&M INVITATIONAL

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team finished second out of 11 teams at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational over the weekend.  

The Generals scored 1019 points to finish behind only Rowan University with 1412 points.  W&L was followed by Gettysburg (912.5), Bloomsburg (733), Ithaca (702), Widener (621.5), Marymount (494), Swarthmore (482), Franklin & Marshall (476), McDaniel (154) and Elizabethtown (8).

For the three-day tournament, sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) was the second-highest point-scorer among swimmers in the invitational with 119 points scored.  Junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) scored 108 points to rank fifth, while sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished seventh with 103 points scored.

In sunday’s action, Ginder won the 100 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 46.37, the second-fastest time in W&L history.  Barrineau won the 1000 free with a time of 9:56.49, while freshman Will Hartman (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) finished second in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.69.  Hayes finished fourth in the 200 back, touching the wall in 2:01.94.

Additionally, senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) placed second in the 200 fly (1:56.69), while junior Reed Evans (Greenboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) finished seventh in that same event with a time of 2:03.54.

The W&L 400 free relay team of Colby, Hartman, Evans and freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) placed fifth overall with a time of 3:19.64.

The Generals return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 8 when they host Geneseo State at 6:00 pm.

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING SECOND OF 11 TEAMS AT F&M INVITATIONAL

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team currently resides in second place out of 11 teams following the second day of the three-day Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

W&L claims 355 points and trails only Rowan University with 371 points. Gettysburg resides in third place with 341.5 points.

The Generals were paced on Saturday by the 200 free relay team of junior Reed Evans (Greenboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), and freshmen Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass) and Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who placed first overall with a time of 1:27.31.

Ginder, Frankfort and McGlaston also teamed with senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac) to place second overall in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:37.58.

Ginder also placed second in the 50 free, touching the wall with a time of 21.59, while sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.93. Junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) placed fifth in the 500 free, touching in at 4:54.00.

The Generals will finish the competition on Sunday and then return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 8 as they host Geneseo State at 6:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S SWIMMING WINS RANDOLPH-MACON INVITATIONAL

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team claimed the Randolph-Macon Invitational on Saturday afternoon by finishing first of eight teams. The W&L men, sporting a limited crew, finished second of four teams.

The Generals’ women posted 512 points to finish ahead of Randolph-Macon (482), St. Mary’s (322), Gallaudet (173), Hollins (154), Hood (142), College of Notre Dame (117) and Guilford (107). On the men’s side, Gallaudet led the way with 265 points, followed by W&L (256), St. Mary’s (184) and Hood (86).

The W&L women were led by junior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), who finished first in the 50 free (26.00) and 100 free (56.03) and second in the 200 free (2:02.09). She also swam a leg of the Generals’ 200 (1:44.00) and 400 free (3:49.55) relays, and 400 medley (4:17.09) relay, which all finished first.

Freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) won the 100 back with a time of 1:03.71 and finished second in the 200 back with a time of 2:18.32. She also participated with the three winning relay teams.

Sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) claimed the 200 breast in a time of 2:35.25 and also swam for all three winning relay squads.

For the men, freshman Trey Shehan (Lexington, Va./Rockbridge County) won the 100 free and 200 IM events with times of 1:59.74 and 2:21.66. He also swam a leg of the 200 (1:56.53) and 400 (4:27.99) medley relay and 200 free (1:43.41) relay teams that finished first overall.

Freshman Michael Braunscheidel (Apalachin, N.Y./Owego Free Academy) also swam on the three winning relay teams and won the 100 free with a time of 55.03.

Both the men and women’s swimming teams will return to action on Sat., Jan. 8 as they host Geneseo State at 6:00 pm.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING FOURTH AFTER DAY ONE OF F&M INVITATIONAL

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team resides in fourth place out of 10 teams after the first day of the three-day Franklin and Marshall Invitational held in Lancaster, Pa.

The only event swam on the first day was the 1650-yard freestyle. Junior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) placed fourth in a time of 17:10.44, while freshman Evan Fitzgerald (Southern Pines, N.C./Oneal School) touched the wall in eighth position in 17:45.91.

W&L returns to the pool on Saturday morning for day two of the F&M Invitational.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING FIRST AFTER DAY ONE OF RANDOLPH-MACON INVITATIONAL

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team sits in first place out of eight teams after the first day of the two-day Randolph-Macon Invitational held in Ashland, Va. The Generals have 274 points while the host Yellow Jackets are second with 267 points.

Junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) and freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) each won an individual event and a relay event. Holda captured the 50-yard freestyle (26.00), while Cobb placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.70). Holda and Cobb teamed up with sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:44.00. Holda also placed second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:02.09).

Freshman Colette Moryan (Westfield, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) also had a strong performance. She swam to a second place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.81) and teamed up with junior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln), senior Tasia Fisher (Stoney Creek, Conn./Sacred Heart Academy), and freshman Allison Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Northside Health Careers) to touch the wall in second place in the 200-yard medley relay (1:59.14).

W&L returns to the pool on Saturday morning for day two of the R-MC Invitational.

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W&L SWIMMING COMPETES AGAINST BRYN MAWR AND DICKINSON

BRYN MAWR, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were in action on Saturday afternoon against Bryn Mawr and Dickinson in Bryn Mawr, Pa. The men remained perfect at 4-0 with a 133-63 win over Dickinson while the women defeated Bryn Mawr, 157-47, but fell to Dickinson, 92-111, and are now 7-3 on the season.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of freshmen Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) and Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac), and junior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) won the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:46.39.

Colby and freshman Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) won two individual events. Colby won both the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.41) and 200-yard butterfly (2:02.09) while McGlaston claimed the 50-yard (22.38) and 100-yard (50.38) freestyle events.

In the women’s meet, freshman Jessica Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) won two individual events and a relay event. Cobb touched the wall first in the 200-yard IM (2:18.05) and 200-yard backstroke (2:16.02). She also teamed up with sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and junior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) to win the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 4:13.95. Holda was also victorious in the 100-yard freestyle (55.74).

The W&L men’s swimming team returns to the pool when it participates at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational beginning on Fri., Dec. 3 at 6:00 pm.. The women’s team is back in action at the Randolph-Macon Invitational starting on Fri., Dec. 3 at 5:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING DOWNS SWEET BRIAR, 132-86

SWEET BRIAR, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team finished the ODAC season with a perfect 5-0 mark and improved to 6-2 overall with a 132-86 victory over Sweet Briar on Wednesday evening in Sweet Briar, Va.

The foursome of junior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) won the 200-meter medley relay in a time of 2:13.73.

Akida, Sauter, and Holda also won individual events. Akida captured the 100-meter backstroke in 1:14.93, Sauter claimed the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:23.07, and Holda was victorious in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:22.47.

Freshman Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina) won the 400-meter IM in 5:31.99 while senior Laura Westerman (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) ripped through the water to win the 800-meter freestyle in 10:26.69.

With the loss, Sweet Briar fell to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in the ODAC.

The W&L women’s team returns to the pool on Sat., Nov. 20 when it travels to Pennsylvania to compete against Bryn Mawr and Dickinson. The meet begins at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATS GUILFORD, 108-84, AND HOLLINS, 174-58

ROANOKE, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the ODAC with wins over Guilford, 108-84, and Hollins, 174-58, on Saturday afternoon at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.

The quartet of freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), senior Tasia Fisher (Stoney Creek, Conn./Sacred Heart Academy), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and freshman Allison Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Northside Health Careers) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:01.41. Cobb also won two individual events. She captured the 50-yard freestyle in 26.47 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:42.40.

Freshman Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina) and junior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln) were also victorious. Axt won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:23.53 and Akida claimed the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.35.

Guilford fell to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the ODAC while Hollins dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-3 in the ODAC.
The W&L women’s team returns to the pool on Wed., Nov. 17 at Sweet Briar. The meet begins at 6:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S SWIMMING DEFEATS RWMC, 55-31

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team improved to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the ODAC with a 55-31 win over Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Thursday evening.

The Generals were led by junior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) and freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), who each won an individual event and a relay event.

Holda finished first in the 500 freestyle and swam a leg of the 200 medley relay which finished first. Roberson won the 100 backstroke and swam another leg of the medley relay. They were joined on the relay team by sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown). Event times were unavailable.

With the loss, RMWC fell to 1-3 overall.

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Saturday as it competes against Hollins and Guilford at Hollins. The meet begins at 2:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 132-130

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team opened up its ODAC schedule with a 132-130 victory over Randolph-Macon College on Friday evening at Twombley Pool.

The Generals (2-2, 1-0) trailed 124-121 heading into the 200-yard freestyle relay but the quartet of freshmen Allison Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Northside Health Careers) and Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) won the event in a time of 1:43.18 to help W&L win the meet.

Cobb, Sauter, Roberson, and junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) began the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay in a pool and school-record time of 1:53.53. Holda also won two individual events for the Generals. She captured the 50-yard freestyle in 25.98 and the 100-yard freestyle in 57.30 while freshman Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina) placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle in 11:24.48.

Randolph-Macon (3-1, 2-1) was led by junior Erin Ewalt (Reisterstown, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) who won the 200-yard freestyle (2:01.54), 200-yard backstroke (2:12.74), and the 200-yard IM (2:15.62).

The W&L women’s team returns to the pool on Thurs., Nov. 11 at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. The meet begins at 6:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING OPENS HOME SCHEDULE AGAINST CATHOLIC

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams opened up their home schedule against Catholic on Saturday afternoon at Twombley Pool. The men won 202-59, while the women lost 124-138.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of freshmen Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) and Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, VA./E.C. Glass), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac), and sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) captured the 200-yard medley relay in a pool-record time of 1:38.23.

Ginder, Colby, and sophomore Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) were all double-winners in individual events. Ginder won both the 100-yard backstroke (54.16) and 500-yard freestyle (4:56.23), Colby captured the 100 and 200-yard butterfly in 54.45 and 2:03.29, respectively, while Hayes placed first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.68) and 400-yard IM (4:32.61).

In the women’s meet, the foursome of freshman Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), freshman Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and junior Kristine Holda (Strongville, Ohio/Strongsville) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:55.37. Senior Suzie LaFleur (Natick, Mass./Monroe) teamed up with Roberson, Sauter, and Holda to help the Generals win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:45.49.

Cobb was also a double-winner in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke in times of 1:02.43 and 2:19.53, respectively.

The W&L swimming teams return to the pool on Fri., Nov. 5 when they host Randolph-Macon. The meet begins at 7:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING OPENS SEASON AGAINST TRANSYLVANIA AND DEPAUW

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams opened their 2004-05 seasons against Transylvania and DePauw in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday afternoon. The men’s team defeated Transylvania, 143.5-61.5, and DePauw, 127-76, while the women beat Transylvania, 112-93, and fell to DePauw, 90-115.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of freshmen Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) and Stuart Frankfort (Lynchburg, Va./E.C. Glass), senior Chris Colby (Ossining, N.Y./Archbishop Stepinac), and junior Jonathan James (Covington, La./Covington) swam to a first place finish in the 400 medley relay in a meet-record time of 3:41.77.

Sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) was a double-winner by capturing both the 200 freestyle (1:48.05) and 200 backstroke (1:57.72). Freshman Evan Fitzgerald (Southern Pines, N.C./Oneal School) had a fine debut by placing first in the 500 freestyle in a time of 5:10.57.

In the women’s meet, sophomore Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) won the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:37.98 while freshman Jessica Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) swam to a second place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:15.79). In the 400 freestyle relay, senior Suzie LaFleur (Natick, Mass./Montrose), sophomore Sarah Bloom (Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley), and freshmen Danielle Cardone (Allendale, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional) and Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) finished first in a time of 3:54.87.

The W&L swimming teams return to the pool when they open the home schedule against Catholic on Sat., Oct. 30. The meet begins at 1:00 pm.

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