W&L MEN'S SWIMMING FINISHES 14TH AT NCAA DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team finished 14th out of 53 teams at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center from Thursday through Saturday. Additionally, junior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) earned First Team All-America accolades in the 200-yard backstroke, while the 400-yard freestyle relay team captured Honorable Mention All-America honors.

The Generals placed 14th with 76 points and were just 1.5 points out of 13th place.

Ginder finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke in a school-record time of 1:49.82 to earn First Team All-America accolades.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Ginder placed 14th in a time of 3:07.89 to capture Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Washington and Lee has concluded its season at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships.

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING CONTINUES ACTION AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) headlined a list of stellar performances by the Washington and Lee men’s swimming team in the second day of the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships hosted by Carleton College on Friday.

Ginder placed second overall in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.36 to earn First Team All-America honors. He also anchored the 800 freestyle relay team that finished sixth overall and earned First Team All-America honors with a school-record time of 6:48.71, besting the former record set in 1995 by better than four seconds. Additionally, Ginder competed on the 200 medley relay team that earned Honorable Mention All-American accolades by placing 14th overall with a time of 1:35.79. He opened the relay by swimming the fastest 50 backstroke time in school history.

Freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) led off for the 800 free relay team, followed by freshman Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic), freshman Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and Ginder.

Ginder led off the 200 medley relay squad and was followed by Crook, senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro).

Crook also placed 29th overall in the finals of the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.81.

With its performances on Friday, W&L moved into 14th place in the team standings with 53 points, just 1/2 point from 13th place. The 2006 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships will conclude on Saturday evening.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING IN ACTION AT NCAA DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team was in action at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on Thursday evening.

The foursome of freshmen Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) and sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 400-yard medley relay with a 15th place finish in a time of 3:35.74.

In the preliminaries of the 200-yard freestyle relay, the quartet of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), Evans, Sweet and junior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) swam a school-record time of 1:23.22.

Additionally, Crook placed 22nd in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:38.61, which is the second fastest time in W&L history. McGlaston also finished 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle with a season-best matching time of 21.03.

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Friday for day two of the NCAA Championships.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING COMPETES AT TERRAPIN INVITATIONAL

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team accumulated one NCAA “A” cut time, five NCAA “B” cut times and one school record at the Terrapin Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the University of Maryland.

Junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) led the Generals with an NCAA “A” cut time of 1:39.58 in the 200-yard freestyle. It is also the fastest time in Division III this season.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the foursome of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Ginder posted an NCAA “B” cut and school-record time of 1:23.24. It was just 0.05 seconds off an NCAA “A” cut time. McGlaston’s opening leg swim of 21.03 was also an NCAA “B” cut time.

The quartet of junior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), Ginder and McGlaston registered an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:35.15 in the 200-yard medley relay.

Additionally, Hayes’ time of 2:07.85 in the 200-yard breaststroke was an NCAA “B” cut, a personal-best and the second fastest in W&L history. Senior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) also notched an NCAA “B” cut time of 16:23.43 in the 1650-yard freestyle.

The Generals will return to action at the NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships held in Minneapolis, Minn. from Thu., Mar. 16-Sat., Mar. 18.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING WINS 13TH STRAIGHT ODAC/ATLANTIC STATES CHAMPIONSHIP

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team won its 13th consecutive ODAC/Atlantic States Swimming Championships held at Radford University on Sunday evening. Additionally, 15th-year head coach Kiki Jacobs was named the ODAC/Atlantic States Coach of the Year for the 10th time, while freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) earned ODAC Rookie of the Year honors.

The Generals claimed the title with 827 points. Randolph-Macon was second with 566.5 points and was followed by Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (333), Agnes Scott (262), College of Notre Dame (242), Hollins (240), Greensboro (239), Sweet Briar (238), Guilford (229.5), Mary Baldwin (110), Salem (84) and Emory & Henry (52).

The foursome of senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), Strachan, freshman Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) and sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) won the 400-yard freestyle relay in a school-record time of 3:42.01.

In the 200-yard backstroke, Strachan placed second (2:10.35) and sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) was third (2:14.58), while freshman Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) captured the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:18.08.

Holda finished second in the 100-yard freestyle (54.33) and Roberson was fourth (56.91), while freshman Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) placed third in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:35.48) and senior Beth Sauer (Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh) was fourth (2:38.34).

Randolph-Macon senior Erin Ewalt and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College junior Kim Edmonds were named the Co-Swimmers of the Meet and were also the ODAC Co-Swimmers of the Year.

Washington and Lee finished the season with a 10-5 overall record and a perfect 6-0 mark in the ODAC.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING SITS IN FIRST PLACE AFTER DAY TWO OF THE ODAC/ATLANTIC STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team continues to sit in first place after the second day of the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships held at Radford University.

The Generals have 555 points and are followed by Randolph-Macon (400), Randolph-Macon Woman's (225), Agnes Scott (190), College of Notre Dame (174), Greensboro (171), Sweet Briar (166), Guilford (160), Hollins (149), Mary Baldwin (70), Salem (67) and Emory & Henry (52).

W&L has been paced thus far by senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), who won the 200 free with a school-record time of 1:57.28. She also teamed with sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), freshman Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) to win the 200 medley relay with a school- and ODAC-record time of 1:51.88. Additionally, Holda finished second in the 50 free (25.38) and teamed with freshmen Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s), Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) and Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) to finish second in the 800 free relay (8:10.60).

The combination of Cobb, Mahoney, Roberson and Strachan also finished second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:09.96, while Strachan won the 500 free with a time of 5:24.27.

Miata placed third in both the 200 IM (2:15.82) and 400 IM (4:49.59), while Mahoney placed second in the 400 IM (4:49.52).

Strachan placed second in the 100 back (1:00.91) and was followed closely by Cobb, who finished third with a time of 1:01.34. Roberson placed third in the 100 fly (1:02.06).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sunday in the third and final day of the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING WINS THIRD STRAIGHT BLUEGRASS MOUNTAIN TITLE

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team claimed its third straight Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship after the final day of competition on Saturday evening.

The Generals posted 812 points and were followed by Transylvania (497), West Virginia Wesleyan (459.5), Fairmont State (439), Savannah Art & Design (407.5), Wingate (351), Wheeling Jesuit (230) and Asbury (53).

Individually, the Generals were paced by junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), who won the 200 back with an NCAA "A" cut time of 1:50.61. Freshman Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) placed third in the same event with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:54.36. Tatman also took first place in the mile with a time of 16:28.24. Senior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) took second in the mile with a time of 16:28.75.

Sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) won the 100 free with a "B" cut time of 46.69, while sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) finished second with a time of 46.91.

Junior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.13 and swam an NCAA "B" cut time of 2:08.11 in the prelims earlier in the day.

The W&L 400 free relay team of McGlaston, junior Maxwell Pike (Goldsboro, N.C./Wayne Country Day), freshman Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) and Sweet also emerged victorious with a time of 3:10.37.

W&L will return to action in the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on Mar. 16-18 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING IN FIRST AFTER DAY ONE OF
ODAC/ATLANTIC STATE 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.

In the ODAC Championship, the Generals lead with 170 points and are followed by Randolph-Macon (141), Randolph-Macon Woman’s (79), Guilford (60), Hollins (55), Sweet Briar (52) and Emory & Henry (30).

In the Atlantic States competition, W&L has a total of 223 points with Randolph-Macon in second with 183.5 points. Randolph-Macon Woman’s is third with 108 points followed by Guilford (82.5), College of Notre Dame (80), Agnes Scott (76), Greensboro (72), Hollins (69), Sweet Briar (62), Mary Baldwin (29), Salem (26) and Emory & Henry (24).

The foursome of senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), freshman Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake), sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) set a school record in winning the 200-yard freestyle relay.

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

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING REMAINS IN FIRST PLACE 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 Championship held at the Ellen Shapiro Natatorium on Friday evening.

The Generals lead the meet with 532 points and are followed by Transylvania (330), Fairmont State (309), West Virginia Wesleyan (307.5), Savannah College of Art & Design (295.5), Wingate University (258), Wheeling Jesuit (169) and Asbury (121).

The quartet of sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), juniors Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) captured the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:35.37.

Senior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) won the 1000-yard freestyle in a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 9:43.37. It broke the previous school-record time of 9:46.99 set by John Hudson in 1978.

Hayes tied for first in the 400-yard IM in a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 4:08.38. The previous school record of 4:08.59 was established by Jay Reville in 1984.

In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) finished first in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:42.65 and classmate Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) was second (1:45.23).

Additionally, Ginder finished second in the 100-yard backstroke in an NCAA “B” cut time of 51.34.

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 PLACE AFTER DAY ONE OF BGMC

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

The Generals lead with 286 points and are followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (122), Savannah College of Art & Design (110), Transylvania (103), Fairmont State (84), Wingate University (82) and Wheeling Jesuit (82).

The foursome of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:23.75. In the preliminaries, they swam a school-record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:23.69. It was the fifth fastest time in the nation this season. McGlaston’s 50-yard freestyle time of 21.14 in the opening leg of the preliminaries was also an NCAA “B” cut time.

The Generals had the Top-3 finishers in the 50-yard freestyle. McGlaston won the race in a time of 21.21 and was followed by Ginder (21.53) and Sweet (21.73).

W&L also placed first and second in the 200-yard IM. Junior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) touched the wall first in a time of 1:55.57, while sophomore Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) was second in 1:58.89.

In the 500-yard freestyle, freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) placed second in 4:41.20, but swam an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:39.06 in the preliminaries. Classmate Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) was third (4:42.52) and senior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) was fourth (4:45.96).

Additionally, the quartet of Tatman, Hayes, Ginder and Crook took second in the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:30.69.

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 SWEPT BY JOHNS HOPKINS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were swept by Johns Hopkins on Saturday afternoon at Twombly Pool. The 20th-ranked men fell 146-115 to the ninth-ranked Blue Jays, while the women lost 156-103 to No. 10 Johns Hopkins.

In the men’s meet, the W&L (6-1) foursome of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a pool-record time of 1:25.64.

Ginder and freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) each won a pair of individual events. Ginder captured the 100-yard backstroke (52.07) and the 100-yard butterfly (52.25), while Crook touched the wall first in the 200-yard (1:45.46) and 500-yard (4:51.93) freestyle events.

Additionally, McGlaston won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 21.60.

In the women’s meet, W&L (10-5) was led by freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s), who won the 100-yard (1:02.65) and 200-yard (2:12.49) backstroke events.

Senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) captured the 100-yard freestyle (55.62), while freshman Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) finished second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.93) and 200-yard IM (2:17.95).

The W&L men’s swimming team returns to the pool at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships from Thu., Feb. 16 to Sat., Feb. 18. The W&L women’s swimming team returns to action at the ODAC Championships from Fri., Feb. 17 to Sun., Feb. 19.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS WITH SWARTHMORE

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams split with Swarthmore on Saturday afternoon in Swarthmore, Pa. The men remained perfect on the season at 6-0 with a 178-83 victory, while the women dropped to 10-4 with a 156-106 loss.

In the men’s meet, the foursome of sophomore Ben Jaskiewicz (Kensington, Md./Gonzaga), junior Ben Accinelli (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) and freshmen Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) and Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) won the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:22.96.

Tatman, senior Clark Barrineau (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) and junior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) all won a pair of individual events. Tatman captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.39) and 200-yard backstroke (2:01.88), Barrineau won the 500-yard (4:57.86) and the 1000-yard (10:12.55) freestyles and Hayes touched the wall first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:15.47) and 400-yard IM (4:20.42).

Additionally, junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 100-yard backstroke (54.67) and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (49.61).

In the women’s meet, sophomore Emma Axt (Edina, Minn./Edina) won the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:20.56 and freshman Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) touched the wall first in the 400-yard IM (4:56.25).

Sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.86) and second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:17.38), while freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) won the 200-yard backstroke (2:17.22) and was second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.55).

Both teams return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 28 when they host Johns Hopkins for a 11:00 am meet.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS WITH SUNY-GENESEO

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams split with SUNY-Geneseo on Monday evening at Twombly Pool. The 20th-ranked men won 130-75 over the 14th-ranked Knights, while the women fell 116-87 to the 23rd-ranked Knights.

In the men’s meet, the W&L (5-0) quartet of junior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:39.69.

Ginder, sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and freshman Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) each won two individual events. Ginder captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.47) and the 100-yard butterfly (52.97), McGlaston claimed the 50-yard (22.25) and 100-yard (50.10) freestyles events and Tatman touched the wall first in the 500-yard (4:58.54) and 1000-yard (10:12.98) freestyle events.

In the women’s meet, the W&L (10-3) foursome of junior Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), senior Keturah Akida (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln), freshman Amber Butyn (Riviera Beach, Fla./Suncoast) and freshman Logan Whalen (Berwyn, Pa./Agnes Irwin) captured the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:48.11.

Senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) won the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.39) and sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) captured the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.86).

Both teams return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 21 when they travel to Swarthmore for a 1:00 pm meet.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATS RANDOLPH-MACON, 161-100

ASHLAND, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team tied the school record with its 10th win of the season in a 161-100 win at ODAC-foe Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) led the way by finishing first in the 200 free (2:04.59) and 500 free (5:33.29) events.

Freshman Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) finished first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:19.47 and swam a leg on both winning relay teams. She teamed with sophomores Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) to capture the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:57.72, then teamed with freshmen Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) and Melissa Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), and Holda to win the 200 free relay with a time of 1:47.80.

Additionally, Cobb placed first in the 200 back (1:03.33), sophomore Colette Moryan (Westfield, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) took first in the 200 fly (2:24.55), and freshman Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) placed first in the 200 back (2:24.49).

The Generals (10-2, 6-0 ODAC) will look to break the season wins record as they host 23rd-ranked SUNY-Geneseo on Monday evening at 6:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING COMPLETES F&M INVITATIONAL

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were competing at the Franklin and Marshall Invitational on Sunday afternoon in Lancaster, Pa. The men’s team finished first out of 12 teams, while the women were 7th among 14 squads.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of freshmen Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic), Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:36.60.

Ginder also won two individual events. He captured the 100-yard freestyle in an NCAA “B” cut time of 46.32 and claimed the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.12).

Freshman Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) was also victorious in two events by winning the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.70) and the 1650-yard freestyle (16:34.67).

In the women’s meet, freshman Lindsay Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:12.16) and was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.75).

Sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) was seventh in the 200-yard backstroke (2:16.14), while freshman Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) finished eighth in the 200-yard butterfly (2:22.62).

The W&L women return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 7 at Randolph-Macon for a 12:00 pm meet. Both teams will return home on Mon., Jan. 9 against SUNY-Geneseo at 7:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING IN ACTION AT THE F&M INVITATIONAL

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams were competing at the Franklin and Marshall Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster, Pa. After the first day, the men sit in first place out of 12 teams and the women are 8th among 14 squads.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a pool record and NCAA “B” cut time of 1:24.43.

McGlaston and Ginder also finished second and third in the 50-yard freestyle in NCAA “B” cut times of 21.18 and 21.26, respectively.

Additionally, freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) captured the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:41.00 and classmate Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) placed second (4:48.00).

In the women’s meet, the foursome of freshman Melissa Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), freshman Lindsay Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) and senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) placed seventh in the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:44.82.

Freshman Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) finished 10th in the 200-yard IM (2:18.76).

Both teams return to the pool on Sunday morning for the final day of the Franklin & Marshall Invitational.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING PLACES SECOND AT DAVIDSON INVITATIONAL

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team finished second out of five teams at the Davidson Invitational held in Davidson, N.C.

Davidson won the invitational with 1,168 points and was followed by W&L with 919.50 points, Indiana (Pa.) with 886 points, the College of Charleston with 569 points and Virginia Military Institute with 295.50 points.

The quartet of freshmen Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), sophomores Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) placed second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:12.77.

In the 200-yard backstroke, Ginder finished second (1:56.12) and freshman Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) was fifth (1:59.46). Tatman also placed third in the 1650-yard freestyle in a time of 16:41.06.

In the 100-yard freestyle, Sweet took fourth place (48.46) and McGlaston placed sixth (48.94). Additionally, junior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.21).

W&L returns to the pool at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational starting on Sat., Dec. 3 at 9:00 am.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING REMAINS IN THIRD PLACE AT DAVIDSON INVITATIONAL

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team remains in third place out of five teams after the second day of the three-day Davidson Invitational held in Davidson, N.C.

Davidson leads the invitational with 840 points and is followed by Indiana (Pa.) with 606 points, W&L with 576 points, the College of Charleston with 374 points and Virginia Military Institute with 228 points.

The quartet of freshmen Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton), and junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) placed second in the 800-yard freestyle relay in a time of 7:06.22.

Ginder also teamed up with Crook, senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) to finish third in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:39.98.

Additionally, Ginder placed second in the 200-yard freestyle in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:42.45.

W&L returns to the pool on Sunday morning for final day of the Davidson Invitational.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATS DICKINSON, 107-98, AND BRYN MAWR, 167-35

CARLISLE, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team upped its record to 9-2 with wins over Dickinson and Bryn Mawr on Saturday afternoon in Carlisle, Pa. The Generals defeated the host Red Devils, 107-98, and downed the Owls, 167-35.

The quartet of sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), freshman Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and freshman Melissa Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) captured the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:57.39.

Roberson was also victorious in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.53), while senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (57.08).

Additionally, freshman Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:23.38.

W&L is back in action at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational starting on Sat., Dec. 3 at 9:00 am.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING IN THIRD PLACE AT DAVIDSON INVITATIONAL

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team sits in third place out of five teams after the first day of the three-day Davidson Invitational held in Davidson, N.C.

Davidson leads the invitational with 325 points and is followed by Indiana (Pa.) with 260 points, W&L with 237 points, the College of Charleston with 164 points and Virginia Military Institute with 100 points.

The foursome of sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 200-yard freestyle relay in a meet-record time of 1:26.37.

Freshman Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) placed second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 4:43.74, while classmate Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) was fourth (4:46.70).

The Generals also had a pair of top-three finishes in the 50-yard freestyle. Ginder touched the wall in second place (21.50) and McGlaston finished third (21.64).

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

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W&L SWIM TEAMS SPLIT MEETS AT MARY WASHINGTON

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams split their dual matches at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday afternoon. The Generals' men defeated UMW, 136-69, while the women fell to the Eagles by a score of 118-82.

The W&L men (4-0) were led by junior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and freshman Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton), who each won two individual events. Ginder took first place in the 200 free with a time of 1:43.54 and also claimed first in the 200 back (1:59.11). Tatman placed first in the 500 free (4:50.16) and 1000 free (10:01.12). Ginder also combined with freshman Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic), junior Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) to win the 400 free relay with a time of 3:15.86.

For the W&L women (7-2), senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) placed first in the 200 free with a time of 2:03.58 and teamed with freshmen Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines), Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) and Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) to win the 400 free relay (3:49.71). Freshman Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) also placed first in the 200 back with a time of 2:36.38.

The W&L men will return to action on Friday as they compete in the three-day Davidson College Invitational. The W&L women return to action on Saturday as they travel to Dickinson for a 1:00 pm meet.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS WITH GETTYSBURG

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams split with Gettysburg College on Sunday afternoon in Gettysburg, Pa. The men improved to 3-0 with a 126-79 win, while the women dropped to 7-1 with a 133-72 loss.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of freshmen Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) and Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) and sophomore Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:41.70.

Junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won a pair of individual events. He placed first in both the 1000-yard freestyle (10:02.65) and 100-yard backstroke (55.51), while sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) captured the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 22.06.

McGlaston, Evans, Sweet, and Ginder teamed up to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a pool record time of 1:27.84.

In the women’s meet, the foursome of sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown), freshman Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches), and freshman Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) were victorious in the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:57.43.

Shaw won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:14.03 and freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.40).

Both W&L swimming teams return to the pool on Saturday when they travel to Mary Washington for a 2:00 pm meet.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING KNOCKS OFF HOLLINS, GUILFORD, AND EMORY & HENRY

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team remained perfect on the season at 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the ODAC with victories over Hollins, Guilford, and Emory & Henry on Saturday afternoon at Twombly Pool. The Generals defeated Hollins, 169-67, the Quakers, 167.5-70.5, and the Wasps, 173-27.

The foursome of seniors Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), Beth Sauer (Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh), sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and freshman Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 2:02.44.

Sauer, Cobb, and Mahoney also won an individual event. Sauer placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (5:52.25), Cobb touched the wall first in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:43.09), and Mahoney captured the 50-yard freestyle (27.07).

Additionally, junior Sarah Bloom (Bettendorf, Iowa/Pleasant Valley) placed first in the 100-yard freestyle (59.51) and sophomore Danielle Cardone (Allendale, N.J./Northern Highlands Regional) won the 200-yard freestyle (2:10.27).

Hollins fell to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the ODAC, Guilford dropped to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the ODAC, and Emory & Henry fell to 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the ODAC.

Both of the W&L swimming teams return to the pool on Sunday when they travel to Gettysburg for a 1:00 pm meet.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATS SWEET BRIAR, 82-13, AND RANDOLPH-MACON WOMAN'S COLLEGE, 62-33

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team opened its ODAC schedule with wins over Sweet Briar and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College on Wednesday evening at Twombly Pool. The Generals defeated the Vixens, 82-13 and the WildCats, 62-33.

W&L (4-0, 2-0) was led by senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville), who won an individual event and swam on two winning relay teams. Holda captured the 1000-yard freestyle in a time of 11:51.62. She also helped the Generals to victories in the 200-yard medley relay (2:00.84) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:48.19).

Holda was joined on the 200-yard medley relay by freshmen Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s), Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines), and sophomore Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches).

Freshmen Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) and Melissa Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) teamed up with Holda and Strachan on the 200-yard freestyle relay team.

Mahoney and Ginder each also won an individual event. Mahoney captured the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:06.84, while Ginder touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle in 27.91.

Sweet Briar fell to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in the ODAC, while R-MWC dropped to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in the ODAC.

The W&L women’s swimming team returns to the pool on Saturday when it hosts Hollins, Guilford, and Emory & Henry at 1:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING SWEEPS TRANSYLVANIA

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams swept Transylvania University on Saturday afternoon at Twombly Pool. The men won 167-95, while the women were victorious by a score of 161-101. Both W&L teams improved to 2-0 on the season.

In the men’s meet, freshmen Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) each won two individual events. Crook captured the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.03) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.47). He also swam a leg on the winning 200-yard medley (1:39.50) and 200-yard freestyle (1:27.61) relays. Tatman touched the wall first in the 500-yard (4:56.89) and 1000-yard (10:11.44) freestyles.

Crook was joined on the winning 200-yard medley relay by junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day), and sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro). McGlaston, Ginder, and freshman Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) also swam on the 200-yard freestyle relay team.

In the women’s meet, senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) and freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) each won three individual events. Holda placed first in the 50-yard (26.70), 100-yard (57.74), and 200-yard (2:04.73) freestyles. Strachan won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.54), 200-yard backstroke (2:13.01) and 200-yard IM (2:20.20).

The W&L women’s swimming team returns to the pool on Wednesday when it hosts Sweet Briar and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College at 7:00 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING OPENS SEASON WITH WINS OVER MARYMOUNT

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swimming teams opened up their 2005-06 season against Marymount on Friday evening at Twombly Pool. The men won 131-65, while the women were victorious by a 119-86 score.

In the men’s meet, the quartet of juniors Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), senior Reed Evans (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day) and freshman Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) won the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:44.82.

Ginder, Evans, and Diebold each also won an individual event. Ginder captured the 200-yard freestyle in 1:46.09, Evans placed first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.73) and Diebold touched the wall first in the 100-yard freestyle (50.41).

Additionally, sophomore Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 21.92.

In the women’s meet, the foursome of sophomore Jess Cobb (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) and freshmen Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), Amber Butyn (Riviera Beach, Fla./Suncoast), and Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) captured the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 4:18.40.

Senior Kristine Holda (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) and freshman Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s) each won two individual events. Holda placed first in the 50-yard (26.16) and 100-yard (56.16) freestyles, while Strachan finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.31) and 200-yard backstroke (2:12.58).

The W&L swimming teams return to action on Sat., Oct. 29, when they host Transylvania. The meet begins at 11:00 am.

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