Hamp Highlights W&L Women's Swimming at F&M

Hamp Highlights W&L Women's Swimming at F&M

LANCASTER, Pa. -- First-year Caroline Hamp's (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) school-record in the 100 fly highlighted the Washington and Lee women's swim team's second-place finish at the two-day F&M Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

W&L totaled 625 points and trailed only California University of Pennsylvania's 883.5 points. The Generals were followed by F&M (542.5), Kutztown (463.5), St. Mary's (442), Susquehanna (268.5), Ramapo (173.5), McDaniel (108.5), Washington College (51) and King's (7). 

Hamp took third in the 100 fly and set a new school record with a time of 59.23, breaking the old mark of 59.54  previously held by Brittany Ross '13.

The Generals' lone event win came in the 200 free, as sophomore Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) won with a time of 1:56.04. 

Senior Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day), senior Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York), Hamp and Hardy took second in the 400 medley relay (4:03.06) and the 200 medley relay team of Cassada, Fredericks, Hamp and junior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) also placed second in 1:51.87.

Fredericks added a third-place finish in the 100 breast (1:08.97), Hardy took fourth in the 100 free (56.40) and Cassada tied for third in the200 back with a time of 2:11.09. 

In the 100 back, Cassada and senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.Y./Mount Saint Mary Academy) took fourth and fifth with times of 1:00.17 and 1:00.83, respectively.

Cassada, Brassfield, Fredericks and Hardy teamed up in the 400 free relay to finish fourth in 3:39.87 and Hardy, senior Joanie Hudak (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet), sophomore Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's) and junior Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) finished in second place with a time of 8:00.22. 

The Generals return to the pool on January 14, when they take part in duel meet at Bridgewater beginning at 1:00 pm.