W&L Women's Swimming Downs Marymount and Catholic in Double Dual
ARLINGTON, Va. - Six first-place finishes highlighted the Marymount double dual meet for the Washington and Lee women's swimming team as they went on to defeat the Saints 150-108 and Catholic 158-100 on Saturday afternoon at Marymount University.
Two Generals posted two first-place finishes on the day, as senior Dana Fredericks (Yorktown. Va./York) and first year Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) each had one individual win and teamed up with senior Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and junior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) in the 200 medley relay, clocking in at 1:55.14 to claim the win. Fredericks won the 100 breast, in 1:11.17, and Hamp was the victor in the 100 fly (1:01.61).
Three other W&L swimmers were able to claim first-place finishes as juniors Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and Kelly Mae Ross (Endicott, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) took first place crowns in the 200 butterfly (2:17.89) and 1000 free (11:14.47), respectively. First year Hannah Melkun (Ferdericksburg, Va./Stafford) outdid the rest of the competition with her 2:34.82 performance in the 200 breast.
Cassada and senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) took second and third in the 100 back with times of 1:00.41 and 1:01.98, respectively, and repeated the feat in the 200 back finishing in 2:11.09 and 2:14.46, respectively.
On top of their victories, Melkun and Fredericks each claimed a second-place finish. Melkun took second in the 100 breast (1:13.56) and Fredericks was runner up in the 200 breast (2:35.15). Sophomore Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) placed second in the 100 free with her time of 56.65.
Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday when it hosts John Hopkins at 11:00 am.