October 27, 2012

W&L Women's Swimming Flies Past Randolph-Macon, 153-100

LEXINGTON, Va. – First-year Stephanie Foster (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) recorded three first-place finishes to lead the Washington and Lee women's swimming team past Randolph-Macon, 153-100, on Saturday afternoon in Cy Twombly Pool.

Foster took first place in the 100 back in a time of 1:02.76, the 200 back in 2:17.74, and teamed up with sophomores Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) and Hannah Melkun (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) and first-year Sarah Schaffer (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South) to clock in at 1:54.50 in the 200 medley relay for first place.

The Generals swept the Top 3 places in four events on the day. In the 200 free, senior Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) was first in a time of 1:59.66, junior Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's) was second (2:03.74) and junior Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) was third (2:04.83).

The 100 breast featured first-year Emma Swabb (Erie, Pa./McDowell) in first place (1:12.53), Melkun in second (1:13.41) and first-year Meredith Murphy (Hillsboro, Calif./Saint Ignatius College Prep) taking third place (1:13.99).

In the 200 fly, senior Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) led the Top 3 with a time of 2:19.34 for first place. Hamp finished second in 2:19.41 and senior Rachel Mensch (Edina, Minn./Edina) touched in at third (2:24.16).

W&L also swept the Top 3 in the 200 breast, with Melkun taking first-place in a time of 2:36.68. Swabb finished second (2:40.67) and Brittany Ross was in third place (2:42.14).

Other first-place performances include senior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School) touching the wall in 25.42 in the 50 free, senior Kelly Mae Ross (Endicott, N.Y./Maine-Endwell) in the 1000 free (11:18.49) and Schaffer taking the top spot in the 100 free in a time of 56.02.
Three others took second place in their respective events. Sophomore Sydney Gay (Henrico, Va./Henrico) finished second in the 1000 free (11:25.09), Schaffer was runner-up in the 50 free (25.58) and Hardy clocked in at second in the 100 free (56.47).

The Generals return to the pool on November 2, when they face Wingate, Queens, Limestone, Catawba and Gardner Webb at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center in Charlotte, N.C.

 

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