February 13, 2010

W&L Women's Swimming Breaks Three School Records at ODAC Tournament

 RADFORD, Va. – The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team continued its strong showing at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday evening, breaking three school records.

The Generals broke school records in the 200 free, 100 fly and 800 free relay on the second day of competition, and remain atop the standings.

Senior Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg) continued to shine at the conference championships, swimming a school-record time of 1:56.10 while taking first in the 200 free. Simpson was also a member of the 800 free relay squad that established both a school and conference best-time of 7:55.31. She was joined on the relay by first-year Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), sophomore Elizabeth Starnes (Harrison, Tenn./Girls Prep) and senior Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School).

Setting the other school record was first-year Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) who swam the 100 fly in a time of 59.54.

W&L claimed all four of the other events swam on the day, including taking the top three spots in two events. Sophomore Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) took the 400 IM in a time of 4:45.37 and was followed by first-year Rachel Mensch (Edina, Minn./Edina) in second (4:51.24) and first-year Krista Camp (Media, Pa./Episcopal Academy) in third (4:56.25).

The other sweep for the Generals came in the 100 back, with sophomore Jocleyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) touching in first with a time of 1:00.42, junior Tess Hayden (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier) in second with a time of 1:00.70 and sophomore Brielle Weinstein (Summerville, S.C./Pinewood Prep) in third with a time of 1:02.04.

Sophomore Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York) took the 100 breast with a time of 1:08.98, while the 200 medley relay squad of Cassada, senior Lynn Bazzel (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett), Worsham and first-year Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) touched in first in the 200 medley relay (1:51.01).

The Generals are currently in first place with a total of 376 points. Sweet Briar is in second place with 239 points, Randolph-Macon is in third place with 213 points, followed by Bridgewater (105), Guilford (71), Hollins (33) and Emory & Henry (23.5).

The Generals will wrap up competition at the ODAC Championship meet on Sunday.

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