W&L Women's Swimming Defeats Transylvania, 147-89

W&L Women's Swimming Defeats Transylvania, 147-89

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's swimming team won both relays and claimed five individual event winners in recording a 147-89 victory over Transylvania on Saturday morning at the Cy Twombly Pool.

The 400 medley relay team opened the event with a first-place finish, touching in 4:12.40.  Senior Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) led off the relay and was followed by first-years Hannah Melkun (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic), and sophomore Rebecca Lawrence (Wayne, Pa./Conestoga).  

The Generals bookended the day with a win in the 200 free relay, finishing in 1:43.52.  Cassada again swam the lead leg, followed by junior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School), Lawrence and senior Dana Fredricks (Yorktown, Va./York).

Individually, the Generals claimed victories in the 50 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 100 back and 100 breast events.  Cassada touched first in the 50 free (25.83), Kelly Mae Ross (Endicott, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) won the 500 free (5:31.11) and senior Elizabeth Starnes (Harrison, Tenn./Girls Prep) won the 1000 free (11:19.20), while senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) won the 100 back (1:02.89) and Fredericks won the 100 breast (1:11.57).

The win improved W&L to 3-0 on the season, while Transylvania fell to 0-2 overall.  Washington and Lee returns to action next Saturday when it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 1:00 pm meet.