November 19, 2011

W&L Women's Swimming Goes 1-2 at CMU

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Washington and Lee women's swimming team went 1-2 overall in meets with Carnegie Mellon, Rochester and Allegheny on Saturday afternoon at CMU's University Center.

The Generals (6-2) defeated Allegheny by a score of 182-77, but dropped a narrow 132-130 loss to Rochester and a 163-94 decision to the host Tartans.

Senior Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) led W&L with a first place finish in the 100 back (1:00.19) and a third-place finish in the 100 free (54.65).  She also competed on the first-place finishing 400 free relay team (3:42.39) and the 200 medley relay team that finished third overall with a time of 1:54.59.  Joining Cassada on the 400 free relay squad were sophomore Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive), junior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) and junior Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park).  The 200 medley relay team was comprised of Cassada, first-years Hannah Melkun (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) and Brassfield.

Melkun also placed third in the 200 breast with a time of 2:32.80 and fourth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:11.27, while senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) finished third in the 100 back (1:02.30), third in the 200 IM (2:17.31) and fourth in the 200 back (2:14.62).

Sophomore Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's) touched second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:17.16 and fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 2:17.16.

Washington and Lee will return to action on December 3-4 as it competes in the Franklin & Marshall Invitational.  Action begins on Saturday at 7:00 pm.

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