W&L Women's Swimming Sets Records at Day Two of ODACs
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Washington and Lee women’s swimming team wrapped up day two at the ODAC Championships still sitting in first place behind record-breaking performances in the 800 free relay and the 100 breast on Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.
Junior Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park), senior Elizabeth Starnes (Harrison, Tenn./Girls Prep), and sophomores Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's) and Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) clocked in at 7:49.01 to break the ODAC, school and meet record previously held by W&L since the 2010 conference meet.
W&L is leading the meet with 658 points and Randolph-Macon is second with 489 points. Sweet Briar (244), Bridgewater (239), Greensboro (160), Notre Dame of Maryland (147), Hollins (114), Emory & Henry (75) and Guilford (57) close out the rest of the team rankings.
The Generals brought home four more first place victories with seniors Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) and Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York), and first year Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) each claiming two wins. Fredericks also claimed a school record in the 100 breast.
Cassada, Fredericks and Hamp teamed up with junior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) to take first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.45. Cassada timed in at 58.73 seconds to narrowly miss the B-cut qualifying time and finish first in the 100 back. Fredericks touched first in the 100 breast with a school-record time of 1:07.47, and Hamp had the win in the 100 fly (59.78).
Junior Kelly Mae Ross (Endicott, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) finished a close second behind Hamp in the 100 fly timing in at 1:00.25. Senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) took runner-up in the 100 back with a time of 1:00.45.
The 400 IM and the 100 breast featured four Generals in the finals. Kosoff was second in the 400 IM posting a time of 4:42.09, first year Hannah Melkun (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) was third (4:44.32), and juniors Colleen Moore (Ridgefield Conn./Ridgefield) and Rachel Mensch (Edina, Minn./Edina) finished fifth (4:53.44) and sixth (4:56.42), respectively.
Behind Fredericks in the 100 breast, Melkun took third clocking in at 1:09.38, senior Erin Schwartz (Laytonsville, Md./Stone Ridge) was fifth (1:10.65) and first year Mary Gabe (Mequon, Wis./Homestead) finished seventh (1:12.67).
The Generals will complete the championships beginning tomorrow morning with preliminaries for day three, followed by the finals later in the day.