Hayes Finishes at NCAA Swimming Championships (3/20)

Washington and Lee sophomore swimmer Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished in 17th place in the 200 butterfly event at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:54.53 on Saturday afternoon.


HAYES FINSISHES 27th at NCAA's (3/19)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Washington and Lee sophomore swimmer Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished in 27th place in the 100 butterfly event at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 51.95 on Friday afternoon.

 

HAYES COMPETES IN 200 IM AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (3/18)

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Washington and Lee sophomore swimmer Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) finished in 44th place in the 200 IM at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a personal-best time of 1:58.93.

Hayes and others will be participating in other events at the Championships which will continue until Saturday.


HOEHL FINISHES 10th IN 1650 FREESTYLE AT NCAA's (3/13)

OXFORD, Ohio -- Washington and Lee's senior Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn.) finished in tenth place at the 1650 freestyle event with a time of 17:35.21 at the NCAA Women's Swimming Championships at Miami University on Saturday night. The mark breaks a school record.

On Thursday, Hoehl finished in 11th place in the 500 freestyle event with a time of 5:03.57. Hoehl finished in 28th place in the 200 freestyle preliminary meet with a time of 1:57.55, failing to make the night finals.

Hoehl's finishes in the 500 and 1650 freestyle events qualify her as an honorable mention All-American.


HOEHL COMPETES AT THE NCAA DIVISION III SWIM MEET (3/11)

Senior Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma/Tenn./Tullahoma) broke a personal and school record by timing 5:03.57 in the 500 freestyle event, finishing in 11th place at the NCAA Women's Swimming Championships on Thursday evening.

Her finish earned her Honorable Mention All-America honors. She will be competing in the 200 and 1650 freestyle events over the next two days.

Senior Margaret Hoehl finished in 28th place in the 200 freestyle preliminary event at the NCAA Women's Swimming Championships on Friday morning with a time of 1:57.55. Hoehl failed to make the night finals, but will a chance to do so on Saturday in the 1650 freestyle event.


WOMEN'S SWIMMING TAKES FIRST PLACE AT ODAC/ASC MEET (2/21)

RADFORD, Va. -- Washington and Lee finished in first place of 16 teams that competed at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference/ South Atlantic States women's swim meet this weekend, finishing on Sunday.

In Sunday's competition, the Generals were led by senior Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./ Tullahoma), who set her third meet and school record of the weekend with a time of 17:46.21 in the 1650 freestyle event, taking first place. With her time, Hoehl made a "B" cut for the NCAA meet.

Freshman Cynthia Smith (Shaker Heights, Ohio/ Hathaway Brown) took first place in the 100 freestyle event with a time of 56 seconds.

In the 200 backstroke event, junior Lauren Beckenhauer (Grosse Pointe, Mich./ Grosse Pointe South) finished in second place with a time of 2:15, while junior Lezael Haynes (St. Augustine, Trindiad & Tobago/ St. Augustine Girls) finished in second place with at time of 2:19.

Senior Courtney Tyler (Anchorage, Kent./ Sacred Heart Academy) took first place in the 200 butterfly event with a time of 2:26.71, while freshman Margaret Fagan (Manhasset, N.Y./ Sacred Heart Academy) took second place with a time of 2:31.04.

The 400 freestyle relay team of freshman Beth Newton (Novi, Mich./ Novi), Haynes, Smith, and Hoehl came in first place as well.

The Generals must now wait to see which swimmers qualify for the NCAA Championships in Oxford, Ohio. They will be held March 11-13.


MEN'S SWIMMING PACED BY 200 MEDLEY RELAY TEAM AT DAVIDSON (2/20)

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Washington and Lee's men's swimming team finished in ninth place at the Southern States Championships at Davidson College, which finished up on Saturday afternoon. The competition came against mostly Division I squads.

W&L's 200 medley relay team of sophomores Colin Hayes, Rob Little, and Mike Miraglia, as well as junior Jared Fribush finished in seventh place with a time of 1:39.21.

Hayes finished second at the 200 butterfly, making the NCAA "B" cut with a time of 1:54.01. He finished in sixth place at the 100 butterfly with a time of 51.07. Fribush finished in ninth place in the 100 freestyle event, a career best with a time of 47:10. Little finished in 14 place in the 200 backstroke event with a time of 2:00.59.

The Generals will wait to see who will represent them at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, which will run March 11-13.


MEN'S SWIMMING REPRESENTS WELL IN FIRST DAY AT SCAC'S (2/18)

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Washington and Lee's 200 free relay team of juniors Jared Fribush, James Browne, Ken Ervin, and sophomore Colin Hayes tied a school record with a time of 1:25.42 and made the NCAA "B" cut at the SCAC Invitational swim meet at Davidson College on Thursday.

Fribush also made the "B" cut in the 50 freestyle event, as he placed sixth, with a time of 21.21. Hayes finished 16th in the 200 individual medley competition with a time of 1:59.86.

The competition will run through Saturday at Davidson.


MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAMS FALL AT EMORY (2/6)

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Washington and Lee's men's and women's swimming teams both fell at perennial powerhouse Emory University on Saturday afternoon. The men (7-6) lost by a score of 160-75, while the women (9-7) lost by a 167-80 score.

The men's team was led by sophomore Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./ Mercer Island), who placed first in both the men's 100 and 200 butterfly events, with respective times of 53.30 and 2:00.24. Sophomore Rob Little (Fort Mill, S.C./ Mercersburg Academy) finished first in the menUs 200 individual medley event with a time of 2:06.50. Junior Jared Fribush (Burtonsville, Md./ Paint Branch) came in first place in the menUs 50 freestyle event with a time of 22.16.

The women were led by senior Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./ Tullahoma), who placed first in the 200 and 500 womenUs freestyle events. She timed 1:58.97 and 5:16.38 respectively in the events.

Both the men's and women's relay teams won their respective 400 freestyle relay events.

The menUs team will next compete at the SCAC Invitational meet that will last Feb. 18-20. The women will compete in the ODAC/ SCAC Championships that will run Feb. 19-21.


MEN'S SWIMMING DOWNS MARY WASHINGTON (109-73), WHILE THE WOMEN ARE DEFEATED BY THE EAGLES (117-68) (1/30)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams were both in action on Saturday afternoon at the Warner Center against Mary Washington as the men walked away with a 109-73 win, but the women were defeated 117-68.

The men (7-5) were paced by sophomore Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island), who took home three first place finishes. Hayes was first in the 200 free (1:49.80), 100 fly (53.57), and 500 free (5:06.45), while sophomore Mike Miraglia (Rockville , Md./Rockville) and junior co-captain Jared Fribush (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) both took home a pair of first place finishes. Miraglia won the 200 IM with a time of 2:06.56 and the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.74 and Fribush was the top finisher in the 100 free (49.54) and 50 free (22.19).

The women (9-6) were led by senior captain Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who continued her impressive swimming, winning the 200 free and 100 fly events. She clocked in at 2:00.09 in the 200 free and 1:03.05 in the 100 fly. Freshman Laura Ingoldsby (McLean, Va./Holy Child) placed first in the 1000 free with a time of 11:40.67.

Both teams will be in action again on Sat., Feb. 6, when they travel to Atlanta, Ga., to take on Emory University at 11:00 am.

 

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MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SWIMMING BOTH ARE DEFEATED BY JOHNS HOPKINS AND SEWANEE (1/23)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's and women's swimming teams both were defeated by Sewanee and Johns Hopkins in a double-dual meet on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the Cy Twombly Pool. The men lost to Johns Hopkins by a score of 124-21 and to Sewanee by a score of 97-48. The women were defeated by Hopkins (103-42) and by Sewanee (106-38).

The most impressive performer of the meet for the Generals was senior captain Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who won three events and broke the school record in the 500 free by defeating the NCAA Division III top-ranked swimmer in the 500 fr ee, Jane Harrison Chapman of Sewanee. Hoehl covered the distance in 5:09.43 breaking the former record held by Elizabeth Miles since the 1989 season. The time was also an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Hoehl also took home first place in the 200 fre e with a time of 1:57.83 and the 1650 free with a time of 17:53.11, also a provisional qualifying time.

Leading the way for the men was junior co-captain Jared Fribush (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch), who took home second place in the 50 free with a time of 22.05 and the 100 free with a time of 49.76.

W&L's men's and women's swimming teams will be in action again on Jan. 30 when they host Mary Washington in a dual meet. Start time is set for 2:00 pm.

 

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WOMEN'S SWIMMING DEFEATS HOLLINS (137-71) and DIVISION I RADFORD (125-93) (1/19)

RADFORD, Va. -- The Washington and Lee women's swimming team upped its overall record to 9-3 on the season with wins over ODAC-rival Hollins (137-71) and Division I Radford (125-93) on Tuesday evening at Radford University.

The Generals were led by senior captain Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who took first place in the 50 free (26.34), 200 back (2:18.91), and 200 IM (2:16.98). Her time in the 200 IM was a career-best. Hoehl was also part of the Generals' me dley relay squad that placed first over with a time of 2:02.27. She was joined by junior Laura Beckenhauer (Grosse Point, Mich./Grosse Point South), junior Lezael Haynes (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Augustine Girls), and freshman Cynthia Smith (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Hathaway Brown).

Beckenhauer also took first place in the 100 back with a time of 1:05.72 and Smith took first place in the 100 free with a time of 58.71.

W&L will be in action again on Jan. 22-23 when in faces Johns Hopkins and Sewanee. The JHU meet will take place on Jan. 22 at 7:00 pm and the Sewanee meet will occur on Jan. 23 at 10:00 am.

 

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Men's Swimming Defeats Catholic 105-96, Women Lose 109-96 to the Cardinals (1/16)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming squad earned its sixth victory of the season against just three losses by defeating Catholic 105-96 on Saturday afternoon. The W&L women dropped to 7-3 on the season by suffering a 109-96 loss to C atholic.

The men were led by junior co-captain Jared Fribush (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch), sophomore Rob Little (Fort Hill, S.C./Mercersburg Academy), and freshman Rick Black (Indiana, Pa./Marion Center), who won two events each.

Fribush took first in the 50 free with a time of 22.47 and the 100 free with a time of 50.74, while Little placed first in the 200 free (1:55.01) and 200 backstroke (2:06.84). Black took home top finishes in the 1000 free (10:57.65) and 500 free (5:16.28 ). Sophomore Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./Mercer Island) placed first overall in the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.63.

The women were paced by senior captain Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma), who took home top finishes in the 200 free (1:59.84), 200 fly (2:16.75), and 500 free (5:21.08). All were meet records.

Junior Lauren Beckenhauer (Grosse Point, Mich./Grosse Point South) placed first in the 200 back (2:20.58), junior Lezael Haynes (St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Augustine Girls) placed first in the 200 IM (2:24.15), and freshman Laura Ingoldsby (Mc Lean, Va./Holy Child) took home top honors in the 1000 free (11:40.36) for the Generals.

W&L's women will be in action again on Jan. 19, when they travel to Radford for a meet with the host Highlanders and ODAC-rival Hollins scheduled to commence at 7:00 pm. The men will next be in action on Jan. 22-23, when they host Johns Hopkins and Sewan ee. The Hopkins meet will take place on the 22nd at 7:00 pm, with the Sewanee meet taking place at 10:00 am on the 23rd.

 

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Women Slip By Buffalo State, Men Win Easily (1/15)

Lexington, Va. -- Washington and Lee's men's and women's swimming teams (7-2 women, 5-3 men) reigned victorious on Friday evening with victories over Buffalo State College (3-4 women, 0-6 men). The women won by a narrow margin of 92-90, while the men had an easier time with a 111-74 victory.

The women were paced by senior Margaret Hoehl (Tullahoma, Tenn.), who took first place in three events. She timed 1:13.55 in the 100 breaststroke event, 2:01.21 in the 200 freestyle event, and 1:03.35 in the 100 butterfly race. Senior Courtney Tyler (Anchorage, Ky./ Sacred Heart Academy) finished first in the 200 individual medley event, while junior Lauren Beckenhauer (Grosse Pointe, Mich./ Grosse Pointe South) topped all competitors in the 100 backstroke.

Sophomore Colin Hayes (Mercer Island, Wash./ Mercer Island) took first place in three events himself to lead the men. Hayes timed 5:11.99 in the 500 freestyle, 1:51.19 in the 200 freestyle, and 54.21 in the 100 butterfly. Junior All-American Jared Fribush (Burtonsville, Md./ Paint Branch) took first place in two events, timing 22.40 in the 50 freestyle and 50.95 in the 100 freestyle events. Sophomore Mike Miraglia (Rockville, Md./ Rockville) rounds out the list of winners. He took first place in the 100 breaststroke event, with a time of 1:04.34 and the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:05.18.

Both teams will look to continue their successes on Saturday afternoon, when they host Catholic University at the Cy Twombly Pool. The meet will commence at 2:00.


Men's Swimming Beats Cross-town Rivals, 136-104 (12/8)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee's men's swimming team (4-3) took first place in 10 of 12 events in defeating VMI, 136-104 at Cy Twombly Pool on Wedenesday evening.

Sophomore Colin Hayes led the way for the Generals, taking first place in three events. Hayes reigned supreme in the 100 and 200 butterfly events, with respective times of 54.37 and 2:13.89. He also won the 200 freestyle event with a time of 1:50.00.

Two Generals won two events a piece. Freshman Rick Black finished first in the 100 and 500 freestyle events with respective times of 51.31 and 5:27.32. Sophomore Mike Miraglia took first in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events with respective times of 1:04.60 and 2:23.90 .

Junior All-America candidate Jared Fribush took first place in the 50 freestyle event with a time of 22.51, while sophomore Rob Little finished first in the 400 individual medley event wit a time of 4:38.97.

The Generals will return to action on Jan. 15, when they host Buffalo State at Cy Twombly Pool. That match will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

Hoehl Breaks Pool Record as Women Roll at Sweet Briar (12/7)

Sweet Briar, Va. -- Senior Margaret Hoehl broke a 20-year-old Sweet Briar Pool record with a time of 9:43.86 in the 800 freestlye event and won two other events as Washington and Lee's women's swimming team (6-2, 2-0 ODAC) won at Sweet Briar, 176-71 on Monday night.

W&L won every event and took places one, two, and three in three events. Double winners included freshman Cynthia Smith, who won the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Junior Lauren Beckenhauer won the 100 and 200 backstroke events. Junior Lezael Haynes won the 200 IM and 100 butterfly events.

Three different Generals won single events. Freshman Laura Ingoldsby won the 200 freestyle event. Junior Laauren McKeever took first place in the 100 breaststroke event. Senior Laura Goodwin rounded out the winners by taking first in the 200 breaststroke event.

Hohel was also a winner in the 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle events.

The Generals will be off for more than a month, due to final exams and winter break. They will continue action on Jan. 15, when they host Buffalo State at Cy Twombly Pool. Action begins at 7:00 p.m.

 

Women's Swimming Thwarts RMWC, 150-69 (12/1)

Lexington, Va. -- Washington and Lee's women's swimming team improved its record to 5-2 with a 150-69 defeat of Randolph-Macon Woman's College on Tuesday evening at the Cy Twombley Pool. The meet was the first for W&L in the ODAC.

W&L placed first in 10 of the 12 events.

Junior Lauren Beckenhauer (Grosse Pointe, Mich./ Grosse Pointe South) finished first in both the 100 back event with a time of 1:05.09 and 500 free event with at time of 5:45.01.

Freshman Kristen Bonnema (Huber Heights, Ohio/ Wayne) was the top finisher in the 200 free event.

Junior Lauren McKeever (Norristown, Pa./ Methatacon) led all swimmers in the 100 back event with a time of 1:16.00.

Senior Margaret Hohel (Tullahoma, Tenn./ Tullahoma) led all swimmers in the 200 fly event with a time of 2:19.09.

Freshman Laura Ingoldsby (McLean, Va./ Holy Child) took first in the 100 free event with a time of 59.46 and junior Lezael Haynes (St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago/ St. Augustine Girls) came in first in the 200 back event with a time of 2:27.38. Senior Laura Goodwin (Bridgeport, W.V./ Bridgeport) won the 200 breast event with a time of 2:50.69.

Freshman Maggie Fagan (Manhasset, N.Y./ Sacret Heart Academy) rounds out the list of W&L individual winners by finishing first in the 100 fly event with a time of 1:08.83.

W&L will next swim at Sweet Briar College on Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.

 

M&W Swimming Beats Drew, Fall to Swarthmore and Gettysburg (11/22)

Madison, N.J. and Gettysburg, Pa. -- On Saturday afternoon, Washington and Lee's men's and women's swimming teams both defeated Drew and both fell to Swarthmore. The men won, 53-44 and lost, 53-42. The women won, 61-33 and lost 66-29. On Sunday, both teams lost at Gettysburg College. The men fell, 132-53. The women dropped a 124-59 decision.

On Saturday, the men were paced by junior Jared Fribush, who finished first in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle events against both Drew and Swarthmore. Sophomore Colin Hayes took first place in the 200 fly events.

The women were led by senior Margaret Hohel, who finished first in the 200, 500, and 1000 freestyle events. Junior Lauren Beckenhauer, freshman Caitlin FitzRandolph and senior Courtney Tyler all came in first in their events against Drew.

On Sunday, the men were led by Hayes who came in first in the 100 fly against Gettysburg. Hoehl led the women, by coming in first in the 200 and 500 free events.

The women continue action on Dec. 1, when they host Randolph-Macon Woman's College at 7:00. The men will next swim on Dec. 9, when they travel across town to face VMI at 6:00.