RADFORD, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s
swimming team opened up the first day of the Old Dominion Athletic
Conference Championships on Friday evening with a strong showing,
capturing four of five events.
The Generals are in first place after the first day of competition with 339 points. Randolph-Macon follows in second place with 164 points, while Sweet Briar (116), Bridgewater (82), Guilford (61), Emory & Henry (42) and Hollins (36) round out the standings.
Highlighting the top finishes for W&L include senior Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), who claimed one individual event and was a member of two winning relays on the day. Simpson captured the 50 free in a time of 24.93, while taking part in the top-finishing 200 free relay (1:38.91) and 400 medley relay (4:01.47).
Also swimming on the 200 free relay squad was first-year Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School), junior Tess Hayden (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) and senior Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School). Simpson was joined on the 400 medley relay squad by sophomore Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), sophomore Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York) and first-year Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham).
Worsham also claimed an individual event for the Generals, taking the 200 IM in a time of 2:12.43. She was a part of a sweep of the top three spots for W&L in the event, with Fredericks finishing second (2:13.98) and Ross in third (2:14.31).
Other strong finishes for W&L included Brassfield touching in second in the 50 free with a time of 24.96 and first-year Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) taking second in the 500 free (5:16.63).
Second day action continues on Saturday.