W&L MEN’S SWIMMING TAKES EIGHTH AT THE 2007 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/17)

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The Washington and Lee men’s swim team competed in the final day of competition at the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming National Championships hosted by the University of Houston on Saturday. After the three-day meet, the Generals finished eighth overall to equal their best-ever finish at the championship meet.

The Generals, who also placed eighth at NCAA’s in 1989, were led by junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), who registered a sixth-place finish in the 100 free in a time of 45.24. Sweet garnered First Team All-America accolades and broke his own school record with his finish.

Sweet also teamed with junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), and seniors Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) to place sixth in the 400 free relay in a school-record time of 3:03.80 and garner First Team All-America honors.

Furthermore, Ginder also took ninth in the 200 back in a time of 1:50.42 to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. Senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) touched the wall in a time of 2:08.73 in the 200 breast IM to capture 24th place, while McGlaston finished 27th (46.69) and sophomore Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) finished 39th (47.90) in the 100 free.

Washington and Lee has concluded its season at the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming Championships.

TOP TEN TEAM SCORES
1. Kenyon 570
2. Denison 351
3. Emory 318
4. Williams 305
5. Gustavus Adolphus 225
6. Johns Hopkins 175
7. St. Olaf 161.5
8. Washington and Lee 145
9. Grove City 118
10. UC Santa Cruz 110

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING CONTINUES COMPETITION AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/16)

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The Washington and Lee men’s swim team competed in the second day of competition at the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming National Championships hosted by the University of Houston on Friday. Through 13 events, the Generals currently stand in eighth place with 97 points.

Senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) headlined the performances for the Generals with a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (1:39.47) to earn First Team All-America honors. Ginder also teamed with junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), and sophomores Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) to take the bronze in the 800 free relay in a school-record time of 6:44.57. The foursome also garnered First Team All-America accolades for their finish.

Additionally, Sweet, Crook and Tatman all competed in the 200 free. Sweet finished in 14th place in a time of 1:41.65 to take Honorable Mention All-America honors. Crook registered a 21st-place finish (1:41.92), while Tatman finished 36th overall (1:44.13). Senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) clocked in a time of 4:06.53 in the 400 IM, which was good enough to set a new school record and finish 24th overall in the event.

The Generals return to action on Saturday for the final day of the NCAA Championships.

TOP TEN TEAM SCORES
1. Kenyon 373.5
2. Denison 245
3. Emory 201
4. Williams 200
5. St. Olaf 149.5
6. Gustavus Adolphus 138
7. Johns Hopkins 134
8. Washington and Lee 97
9. Wisc.-Stevens Point 91
10. MIT 80

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING POSTS STRONG PERFORMANCES IN FIRST DAY OF NCAA’S (3/15)

HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The Washington and Lee men’s swim team competed in the initial day of competition at the 2007 NCAA Division III Men’s Swimming National Championships hosted by the University of Houston on Thursday. Through six events, the Generals hold 10th place with 47 points.

W&L had a number of stellar performances on the day, most notably the 200 free relay team of junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), seniors Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn), and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) that placed second overall and earned First Team All-America honors with a school-record time of 1:21.64. The Generals’ time was only one-tenth of a second off the first-place finishing Kenyon squad’s time of 1:21.54.

The 400 medley relay team of Ginder, Croushore, Sweet and senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished 15th in a time of 3:29.36 to earn Honorable Mention All-America status. In the preliminaries of the 400 medley relay, Ginder set a new school record for his split in the 100 back, leading off the relay with a 50.77. The 400 medley relay finished with a time of 3:26.85 in the prelims to set a new school record.

Additionally, McGlaston and Sweet finished 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 50 free en route to garnering Honorable Mention All-America honors. McGlaston clocked in a time of 20.88, while Sweet finished in 20.94. Sophomore Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) also took 25th in the 500 free with a time of 4:38.28.

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

TOP TEN TEAM SCORES
1. Kenyon 154
2. Emory 125
3. Denison 110
4. Johns Hopkins 82
5. Gustavus Adolphus 80
6. Williams College 72
7. Grove City College 67
8. Wisc.-Stevens Point 57
9. St. Olaf 56
10. Washington and Lee 47

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING TAKES SECOND AT ODAC CHAMPS (2/18)

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team took second place at the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships, as Randolph-Macon ended the Generals' run of 13-straight titles on Sunday evening at Radford University's Dedmon Center. The Yellow Jackets defeated W&L by just six points.

On the final day of competition, the Generals were led by sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School), who won the 200 back (2:10.49) and anchored the first-place finishing 400 free relay team (3:44.20). Freshmen Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) and Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), and sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) joined Strachan on the winning relay team.

Sophomore Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) also posted a first-place finish for the Blue and White, as she took the 200 fly in a time of 2:17.30.

Other notable performances on evening included Worsham's second-place finish in the 100 free (55.94) and sophomore Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) and senior Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien), who finished second and third in the 200 breast, respectively. Shaw clocked in with a time of 2:31.28, while Sauter finished with a time of 2:36.42. Junior Colette Moryan (Westfield, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) also registered a bronze-finish with a 2:18.96 in the 200 fly.

W&L concludes its 2006-07 season with a 7-9 overall record and will return all but one swimmer to its roster in 2007-08.

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING CONTINUES ACTION AT ODAC/ATLANTIC STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/17)

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team completed the second day of competition at the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships held at Radford University. W&L was leading following day one, but scores from day two were unavailable.

The Generals were paced by the 200 medley relay team, which won their race in a time of 1:53.38. Sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School) led off the race and was followed by sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines), junior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School).

Sophomore Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) won the 400 IM with a time of 4:43.78 that narrowly missed breaking the school record (4:43.68). Mahoney placed second in the event (4:49.08), while sophomore Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) finished third (4:51.37).

Among the other top finishes for W&L were Roberson, who finished third in the 100 butterfly (1:01.99), Worsham, who placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:01.89), freshman Sarah Simpson's (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) third-place showing in the 200 freestyle (2:03.21) and Strachan's third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:01.46).

Additionally, the Generals' 800 freestyle relay squad of Worsham, Strachan, Mahoney and Simpson finished second overall with a time of 8:12.02.

Washington and Lee continues with the final day of competition at the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships on Sunday morning.

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING WINS BMC CHAMPIONSHIP (2/17)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team won its fourth-straight Bluegrass Mountain Championship by posting 755 points and besting Wingate by 22 points for a first-place finish on Saturday evening at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C.

The Generals were paced by senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), who both registered NCAA "A" cuts in individual events. Ginder took first in the 200 back with a meet-record time of 1:49.94, while Sweet placed second in the 100 free with a time of 45.40.

Ginder and Sweet were joined by junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and senior Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) on the 400 free relay team, which took first place in a school- and meet-record time of 3:04.49. The relay time was also good enough for an NCAA "B" cut.

W&L will continue its season March 15-17 at the 2007 NCAA Championships in Houston, Texas.

Team Scores (FINAL)
1. Washington & Lee University 755
2. Wingate University M&W 733
3. Rose-Hulman 348
4. Savannah Coll. of Art & Design 342
5. Transylvania University 328
6. Fairmont State University 320
7. Catawba College 185
8. Limestone College 177
9. West Virginia Wesleyan College 138
10. Pfeiffer University 137
11. Asbury College 116
12. Wheeling Jesuit University 13

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING COMPETES AT ODAC/ATLANTIC STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/16)

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team began its run at a 14th-straight ODAC/Atlantic States Championship, competing in the first day of competition on Friday at Radford University. After Day 1, W&L leads the pack with 188 points.

The Generals were led by freshman Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) and sophomore Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake), who competed on the first-place 200 free relay (1:41.89) and the second-place 400 medley relay (4:10.82).

Simpson and Miata were joined by freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) and junior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) on the 200 free relay team, while sophomores Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) and Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) filled out the 400 medley relay team. Mahoney also took second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.65.

W&L continues competition at the ODAC/Atlantic States Championships on Saturday morning.

Team Scores (After Day 1)
1. W&L 188
2. RMC 147
3. SBC 76
4. RMWC 66
5. HU 43
6. E&H 4
7. GC 3

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W&L SWIMMING CONTINUES FINE PERFORMANCES AT THE BLUEGRASS MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/16)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team completed the second day of action at the Bluegrass Mountain Championships held at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C. The Generals are currently in second place with 506 points, trailing Wingate University by just five points.

Headlining the individual accomplishments on the second day was the winning 200 medley relay team, which set a new school record with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:33.36. Senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) led off the relay and was joined by senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), senior Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) and junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro).

Ginder also won the 200 freestyle with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:41.13, while sophomores Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) finished third and fourth in the event, respectively. Crook had a "B" cut time of 1:42.00 and Tatman posted a time of 1:43.42.

Hayes finished third in the 400 IM with an NCAA "B" cut time of 4:09.77, while the 800 freestyle relay team finished second overall with an NCAA "B" cut time of 6:52.92. Tatman led off the relay with a 200 split time of 1:43.08 that was an NCAA "B" cut time. He was joined on the team by junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), freshman Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kan./Shawnee) and Crook.

The Generals continue with the third and final day of the BMC Championships on Saturday morning.

TEAM SCORES (After Day Two)
1. Wingate University 511
2. Washington and Lee University 506
3. Savannah Coll. of Art & Design 250
4. Fairmont State University 227
5. Rose-Hulman 225
6. Transylvania University 224
7. Catawba College 136
8. Limestone College 130
9. West Virginia Wesleyan College 117
10. Pfeiffer University 108
11. Asbury College 78
12. Wheeling Jesuit University 6

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W&L MEN'S SWIMMING IN ACTION AT BMC CHAMPIONSHIPS (2/15)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team competed in the first day of the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships on Thursday evening. The Generals are in first place after the initial day of competition.

The Generals were led by junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who took second in the 50 free with an NCAA "B" cut time of 21.01 and led of the school-recording setting 200 free relay, which finished with an NCAA "A" cut time of 1:22.94. McGlaston was joined on the relay by seniors Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn), and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day).

Ginder and Sweet, along with freshman Winston Stagg (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School) and senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), took second in the 400 medley relay with a school-record and NCAA "B" cut time of 3:27.98.

Sophomore Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) rounded out the school-record setting performances with his first-place finish in the 500 free in a NCAA "B" cut time of 4:33.86

W&L continues its run for the 2007 Bluegrass Mountain Conference title on Friday at 10:00 am.

Team Scores (After Day 1)
1. Washington & Lee University 267
2. Wingate University 240
3. Transylvania University 111
4. Catawba College 101
5. Savannah Coll. of Art & Design 83
6. Rose-Hulman 79
7. Fairmont State University 74
8. West Virginia Wesleyan College 60
9. Limestone College 56
10. Pfeiffer University 53
11. Asbury College 18

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS TRI-MEET AT VIRGINIA TECH (2/3)

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team split a tri-meet on Saturday afternoon, falling to Virginia Tech, 121-71, and defeating VMI, 156-48.

The Generals were led by senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), who took first in the 200 free with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:42.09. Junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) also registered a "B" cut time with his first-place finish in the 50 free in a time of 21.02.

McGlaston and Ginder also competed on the winning 200 free relay team that also included senior Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day). The relay finished with a "B" cut time of 1:24.01.

W&L returns to action Feb. 15-17 at the 2007 Bluegrass Mountain Championships in Charlotte, N.C.

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W&L SWIMMING SWEEPS HOLLINS AND R-MWC (2/3)

HOLLINS, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team picked up two ODAC wins with victories over Hollins and Randolph-Macon Woman's. The Generals defeated Hollins, 180-61, and downed the WildCats, 154-86.

Sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) paced W&L with first-place finishes in the 200 back (2:19.07) and the 1000 free (11:12.06) and a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:18.14). Senior Abbie Sauter (Darien, Conn./Darien) and junior Allison Rogers (San Antonio, Texas/Northside Health Careers) also registered first-place points for the Blue and White. Sauter won the 100 free in a time of 58.42, while Rogers touched the wall first in the 50 free in a time of 26.75.

W&L (7-9, 5-1 ODAC) returns to the pool on Feb. 16-18 as it competes in the 2007 ODAC Championships in Radford, Va.

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W&L SWIMMING DEFEATED BY HOPKINS (1/27)

BALTIMORE, Md. -- The Washington and Lee swimming teams dropped a dual meet to Johns Hopkins University on Saturday afternoon. The W&L men, ranked 14th in Division III, took its first loss of the season, 147-113, to No. 13 Johns Hopkins. The W&L women lost to the 10th-ranked Blue Jays by a score of 152-99.

The men were paced by senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), who took first in the 100 butterfly (52.93) and placed second in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events in times of 53.11 and 1:56.78, respectively. Ginder also anchored the winning 400 free relay that finished with a time of 3:10.91. Junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) joined Ginder, senior Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) and Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) on the 400 free relay team and also won the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.17.

Sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines) led the women with a first-place finish in the 200 IM (2:16.16).

Both W&L swim teams return to action on Saturday. The women (5-9) travel to Roanoke, Va., for a double dual with Hollins and Randolph-Macon Woman's College at 3 pm. The men (9-1) hit the road for a double dual meet against host-Virginia Tech and VMI at 1 pm.

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W&L SWIMMING SWEEPS MARYMOUNT (1/26)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee swimming teams swept a dual meet from Marymount University on Friday evening in Arlington, Va. The W&L men won 123-59, while the women were victorious by a score of 109-96.

The women were led by sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines), who had with a first-place finish in the 1000 free (11:12.86). Sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School) took first in the 100 back (1:02.64), while sophomore Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) placed first in the 200 IM (2:19.19). Both the 200 free and 200 medley relays were victorious on the day. The 200 free relay team clocked a time of 1:56.29, while the 200 free relay finished with a time of 1:43.39.

The men had several winning performances at the meet, paced by sophomores Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton), freshman Winston Stagg and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day). Diebold took first in the 200 free (1:49.96), while Tatman topped the 100 breast in a time of 1:04.28. Stagg was the first to touch the wall in the 100 back (54:59) and led of the Generals' winning 200 medley relay that finished in a time of 1:38.63. Sweet also notched a first-place finish in the 100 free (47.16).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Johns Hopkins for a 12:30 pm dual meet.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS DUAL MEET AT WINGATE (1/13)

WINGATE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee swimming teams split a dual meet at Wingate University on Saturday morning. The W&L men were victorious by a score of 148-114, while the women fell by a score of 168-93.

The W&L men were led by junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who won both the 50 and 100 freestyle events in pool-record times of 21.33 and 48.01, respectively. McGlaston also led off one of W&L's two 200 free relay squads that tied for first place with a pool-record time of 1:29.26.

Senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) led off the other victorious 200 free relay team, won the 100 back with a pool-record time of 53.32 and also won the 200 back 1:57.92.

The W&L women were paced by sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School), who won the 200 back (2:12.48) and finished second in the 100 back (1:02.46).

Washington and Lee returns to action on Fri., Jan. 26 as it travels to Marymount for a 7:00 pm dual meet.

Meet Results

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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING FINISHES FOURTH AT F&M INVITATIONAL (12/3)

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team completed its participation in the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Sunday morning. The Generals finished fourth out of 11 teams.

The Generals were led by sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School), who finished fourth in the 200 back (2:13.95) and competed on the fifth-place 400 free relay team that finished in a time of 3:48.86. Sophomore Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) also took fifth in the 200 breast (2:34.97).

Strachan was joined by freshman Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), and sophomores Melissa Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Julianne Miata (Valhalla, N.Y./Westlake) on the fifth-place 400 free relay team.

Rowan won the invitational with 672.5 points, followed by host F&M (451), Kutztown (437), W&L (394), Swarthmore (392), Marymount (295), St. Mary's (Md.) (269), Widener (188.5), McDaniel (101), Juniata (89) and Elizabethtown (88).

Washington and Lee returns to action after the holidays when it travels to Wingate for a 11:00 am meet.

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING FINISHES UP AT NIKE CUP (12/2)

GAMBIER, Ohio – The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team finished action at the three-day NIKE Open hosted by Kenyon College on Saturday evening. The Generals broke three school records and posted five NCAA cuts on Saturday en route to a fourth-place team finish.

Leading the way for W&L was junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day), who set a new school record in the 100 freestyle and led off the school-record setting 400 freestyle relay team. Sweet’s time of 45.30 in the 100 free was good for third place, was an NCAA “A” cut and broke the second-longest standing school record which had been held by Mike Bernot since 1982.

The 400 free relay squad finished first with a pool-record and school-record time of 3:04.14, which was also an NCAA “B” cut. Sweet was joined on the team by junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and seniors Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn) and Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal). Ginder also notched an NCAA “B” cut in the 200 backstroke with a third-place finish (1:51.36).

Senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) placed eighth in the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:08.32, while sophomore Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) placed seventh in the 500 freestyle with a school record and NCAA “B” cut time of 4:37.55.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Sat., Jan.13 as it travels to Wingate for an 11:00 am meet.

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W&L WOMEN’S SWIMMING COMPETES AT F&M INVITATIONAL (12/2)

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team was in action on Saturday in the first day of competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational. The Generals are in fourth place out of 11 teams following the first day.

The Generals were led by sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines), who finished third in the 200 IM (2:15.13) and fifth in the 400 IM (4:52.13). Sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School) placed fourth in the 100 back with a time of 1:01.91 and joined Mahoney on the 200 medley relay team team that finished fourth (1:55.04) and the 800 freestyle relay team that placed fourth (8:13.53).

Also competing on the 200 medley relay squad were junior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) and freshman Sara Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), while Simpson and freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) filled out the 800 free relay team.

Additionally, Simpson finished fifth in the 200 freestyle (2:02.61), while Worsham placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:16.34).

Washington and Lee continues with the final day of the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Sunday morning.

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W&L SWIMMING COMPETES IN NIKE CUP HOSTED BY KENYON

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s swimming team completed its second day of competition at the NIKE Cup hosted by Kenyon College on Friday evening. The Generals are currently in fourth place heading into the final day of competition.

Highlighting the individual accomplishments was senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), who posted an NCAA "A" cut time of 1:40.17 in finishing second in the 200 freestyle. He also anchored the 200 freestyle relay team that placed second overall with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:23.23 that was just .01 off the school record time. He was joined on the relay by juniors Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) and Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and senior Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn).

Sophomore Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) placed fourth in the 200 freestyle with an NCAA "B" cut time of 1:41.61 and senior Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) placed seventh in the 400 IM with an NCAA "B" cut time of 4:10.59.

Additionally, McGlaston and Sweet both secured NCAA "B" cut times in the 50 freestyle, finishing third and fourth, respectively. McGlaston posted a time of 20.96, while Sweet finished in 21.13.

The Generals will complete their final day of the NIKE open on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am.

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W&L MEN’S SWIMMING IN ACTION AT THE NIKE CUP

GAMBIER, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men’s swim team competed in the NIKE Cup hosted by Kenyon College on Thursday evening and are currently in third place at the completion of the first day.

Senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and sophomores Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell) and Brett Tatman (Marietta, Ga./George Walton) gave the Generals’ top performance of the evening by finishing second in the 800 free relay, setting a new school-record with an NCAA “A” cut time of 6:46.67. Ginder, Sweet, Crook and Tatman finished second only to Division I University of Pennsylvania.

At the end of two events, Kenyon currently sits atop the standings with 124 points, followed by the University of Pennsylvania (98), W&L (50), Wabash (37) and Johns Hopkins (34).

The men’s swimming team will begin their participation in the second day of the NIKE Cup on Friday at 10 am.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS WITH ROWAN (11/19)

GLASSBORO, N.J. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swim teams were in action at Rowan on Sunday afternoon. The men extended their season-opening winning streak to seven with a 135-104 win, while the women were defeated, 148-107.

The men were led by senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and junior Will Hartmann (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy), who each won two individual events. Ginder took first in the 200 free (1:44.21), the 100 free (47.99) and also was a member of the winning 200 free (1:26.70) and 200 medley (1:37.62) relays. Hartmann placed first in the 100 back in a time of 56.12 and also won the 500 free (5:01.64).

The women were paced by freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) and sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s School). Strachan topped the standings in the 100 back (1:01.84) and the 200 back (2:13.69), while Worsham was the winner of the 200 IM (2:17.10).

The men next compete at the Kenyon Invitational on Nov., 30 - Dec. 2, while the women return to action on Dec. 1-2 for the Franklin & Marshall Invitational.

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W&L SWIMMING COMPETES IN TRI-MEET AGAINST F&M AND CARNEGIE MELLON

LANCASTER, Pa. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swim teams competed against Franklin & Marshall and Carnegie Mellon on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster, Pa. The men swept both teams, downing F&M by a score of 207-54 and knocking off CMU, 149-113. The women were defeated by the Diplomats, 167.5-94.5, and the Tartans, 168-94.

The men, who have opened the season with a six-meet unbeaten streak, were paced by sophomore Paul Crook (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), who won three events, and senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), who notched two first-place finishes.

Crook took first place in the 200 free with an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:42.71, then won the 500 free (4:41.77) and the 200 IM (1:58.27). Ginder won both the 100 back (52.99) and 200 back (1:54.95) and also was a member of the winning 400 free (3:09.44) and 200 medley (1:36.75) relay teams. Additionally, junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro) placed first in the 50 free with a NCAA “B” cut time of 21.13 and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) topped the standings in the 100 free (48.07).

The women were paced by the performances of freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School), sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s School) and sophomore Jessica Shaw (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).

Against CMU, Worsham took first place in the 200 free (2:04.52), while Strachan won the 100 back (1:01.80), the 200 back (2:13.18) and the 500 free (5:27.55). In the meet against F&M, Shaw placed first in the 100 breast (1:12.78).

Both the W&L women’s and men’s swim teams return to action on Sunday against Rowan at 12:00 pm in Glassboro, N.J.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS WITH GETTYSBURG

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams were in action on Sunday afternoon for a dual meet with Gettysburg College. The men downed the Bullets by a score of 153-49, but the women fell by a score of 134-71.

The W&L men were led by seniors Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal), who each won won a pair of individual events and swam on the winning 400 medley relay team. Hayes emerged victorious in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.34 and won the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.13. Ginder won the 200 free (1:44.24) and the 200 back (1:57.65). The two were joined on the 400 medley relay team (3:37.36) by junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) and freshman Winston Stagg (Midlothian, Va./Maggie L. Walker Governor's School).

The W&L women had a pair of individual winners as sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) won the 200 back (2:12.85) and freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) won the 200 IM (2:19.54).

Both squads return to action on Saturday when they travel to Franklin & Marshall for tri-meet against the host Diplomats and Carnegie Mellon. The meet is set to begin at 1:00 pm.

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W&L WOMEN’S SWIMMING SPLITS ODAC CONTESTS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swim team continued its ODAC campaign by hosting Guilford and Randolph-Macon on Friday night. The Generals defeated the Quakers, 224-32, but were downed by the Yellow Jackets, 135-126.

The Blue and White were paced by the performances of freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School), sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s School) and sophomore Susan Mahoney (Richmond, Va./St. Catherines).

Worsham took first place in the 200 free (2:03.26) and the 200 breast (2:36.71) and was a member of the winning 200 free relay (1:44.58). Strachan won the 200 back (2:11.82) and placed second in the 500 free (5:26.51), while Mahoney placed first in the 200 IM (2:17.71) and second in 100 free (57.73).

Both the W&L women’s and men’s swim team return to action on Sunday, Nov. 12, against Gettysburg at 1:00 pm in Lexington, Va.

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W&L WOMEN’S SWIMMING PICKS UP TWO ODAC WINS WITH VICTORIES OVER SWEET BRIAR AND EMORY & HENRY (11/5)

AMHERST, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women’s swim team opened its ODAC schedule with wins over Sweet Briar and Emory & Henry on Sunday afternoon in Amherst, Va. The Generals downed SBC, 54-39, and knocked off E&H, 60-24.

W&L was led by led by sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s School) and freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School), who each won two individual events and competed on the first-place 200-meter medley relay team.

Strachan took home first-place finishes in the 200 free (2:18.22) and the 100 free (1:04.79), while Worsham won the 200 IM (2:33.19) and the 100 back (1:22.22). They also teamed up with freshman Julia Farnham (Alexandria, Va./St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) and sophomore Melissa Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 2:12.62.

The W&L women’s swim team returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 12, against Gettysburg at 1:00 pm in Lexington, Va.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS HOME-OPENER WITH MARY WASHINGTON (11/4)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swim teams hosted their first meet of the 2006-07 season on Saturday afternoon at Cy Twombly Pool against Mary Washington. The men downed UMW, 172-69, while the women were defeated by the Eagles, 171-90.

The W&L men were paced by junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro), who set a pool- and school-record in the 50 free with an NCAA “A” cut time of 20.66 in the prelims of the event. McGlaston then teamed up with seniors Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Dave Croushore (Glen Allen, Va./North Penn), and junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) to win the 200 free relay in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:24.02. The team of McGlaston, Ginder and seniors Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) and Ben Accinelli (Dubuque, Iowa/Hempstead) won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:37.12.

Croushore also tabbed two individual first-place finishes in the 50 free (21.60) and the 100 free (48.58), while Ginder placed first in the 200 free (1:42.35).

On the women’s side, the Generals were led by sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor’s School) and freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School), who combined for three first-place finishes. Strachan notched wins in the 100 back (1:01.96) and the 200 back (2:13.58), while Worsham placed first in the 200 free (2:03.51).

The W&L women’s swim team returns to action on Sunday when they take on Sweet Briar and Emory & Henry at 2:00 pm in Amherst, Va. The W&L men’s swim team will resume its 2006-07 campaign on Sunday, Nov. 12, against Gettysburg at 1:00 pm in Lexington, Va.

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W&L SWIMMING SPLITS WITH CENTRE (10/29)

DANVILLE, Ky. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swim teams continued their season-opening weekend with a meet against Centre on Sunday morning. The men won by a score of 117-81, while the women were defeated by a score of 87-118.

The W&L men set pool-records in five events and were paced by seniors Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) and Kevin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), and junior Tim McGlaston (Attleboro, Mass./Attleboro).

Ginder placed first in the 200 free with a pool-record time of 1:43.32 and competed on the winning and pool-record setting 400 medley (3:36.81) and 400 free (3:12.08) relay teams. Hayes also was a member of the winning 400 medley relay team and won the 200 IM in a pool-record time of 2:01.44. McGlaston took first in both the 50 free with a pool-record time of 21.75 and the 100 free (48.81). He also swam on the winning 400 free relay team.

Sophomore Chris Diebold (Platte City, Mo./Lansdale Catholic) took first in the 500 free (4:58.40), while freshman Dan Austin (Terrace Park, Ohio/Mariemont) won the 1000 free (10:26.05).

Sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) and freshman Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) led the Washington and Lee women. Strachan notched a first-place finish in the 100 back (1:03.33) and a second-place finish in the 200 free (2:04.97), while Simpson won the 1000 free (11:38.39) and took second in the 500 free (5:28.88).

In addition, freshman Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) took second place in the 200 IM (2:20.39). Both Worsham and Strachan competed on the second-place finishing 400 medley relay team (4:17.55), while Simpson swam with the 400 free relay team that placed second with a time of 3:49.95.

Both squads return to action on Saturday when they host Mary Washington at 2:00 pm.

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W&L SWIM TEAMS BOTH DEFEAT TRANSYLVANIA (10/28)

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams both opened the 2006-07 season with wins over Transylvania University on Saturday evening. The men won by a score of 155-100, while the women were victorious by a score of 161-101.

The W&L men were paced by freshmen Jonathan Giesen (Hoover, Ala./Paul Laurence Dunbar) and Mark Stagg (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School), who won two events each. Giesen took the 1000 free in a time of 10:16.61 and won the 100 fly with a time of 55.92. Stagg earned the win in the 200 fly (2:01.39) and in the 200 IM (2:02.72).

Senior Mike Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) won the 200 back in a pool-record time of 1:55.67 and competed on the winning 200 medley relay team (1:38.10). Junior Alex Sweet (Louisville, Ky./Kentucky Country Day) won the 50 free with a time of 21.50 and anchored the winning 200 medley relay squad.

On the women's side, sophomore Lindsey Strachan (Midlothian, Va./Maggie Walker Governor's School) won a pair of events and swam on two winning relay teams. She claimed victory in the 100 back (1:03.09) and 200 back (2:13.88) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley (1:57.55) and 200 free (1:43.25) relay teams.

Freshman Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) also won two events and anchored the 200 free relay squad. Simpson won the 100 free in a time of 55.89 and won the 200 free in a time of 2:01.03.

Junior Amy Roberson (Nacogdoches, Texas/Nacogdoches) won the 100 fly with a time of 1:04.20 and also swam on both winning relay squads.

Both Washington and Lee squads return to action on Sunday as they travel to Centre College for a 10:00 am meet with the Colonels.

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