Tribe Women’s Swimming and Diving Off to Solid Start at Terrapin Cup
College Park, Md. - The William and Mary women’s swimming and diving team got off to good start at the Terrapin Cup Invitational on Thursday, scoring 112.5 points during the first day of the three-day event. With its score, the College finds itself in sixth place out of eight teams.
The Tribe started the evening session off on a high note, placing third in the 200 free relay. The team of senior Emily Burns, junior Molly Emery, junior Liza McDevitt, and freshman Sara Shaner touched the wall in a time of 1:34.78, ranking the relay sixth all-time in school history.
Emery continued her fantastic day on an individual level, placing fifth in the “A” final of the 200 individual medley with a personal-best time of 2:04.56. With her time, Emery now ranks second all-time in school history. In the “B” final, sophomore Gabrielle Mizerak came in fourth with a time of 2:08.84, while McDevitt placed seventh with a mark of 2:09.68. In the “C” final, junior Hailey Hewitt finished third, touching the wall in a time of 2:08.18, while freshman Devin Henry came in seventh with a mark of 2:10.40.
In the 500 free “B” final, freshman Jen Bentley capped a great day, placing fourth. In the morning, Bentley qualified with a personal-best time of 4:59.60, only to break that in the evening, clocking in with a time of 4:59.30. With her time, Bentley now ranks fifth all-time at the College. In the “C” final, senior Clare LeGuyader placed eighth with a time of 5:06.96.
In the 50 free, Burns placed fourth in the championship final, touching the wall in a time of 23.50. In the “B” final, Shaner touched the wall first in a personal-best time of 23.94. With her time, Shaner now ranks seventh all-time in school history in the event. In the “C” final, McDevitt placed fifth with a time of 24.87, while senior Julia Applebaum finished in seventh place with a mark of 25.07.
In the final event of the night, the Tribe’s relay team of Mizerak, sophomore Emily Bart, Hewitt, and Emery placed 10th in the 400 medley relay. The relay’s time of 3:52.18 ranks them 10th all-time at William and Mary.
The William and Mary Tribe women’s swimming and diving team will continue at the Terrapin Cup Invitational, looking to make a charge up the leaderboard on day two of the three-day invitational.
Terrapin Cup Invitational
First Day Team Standings
1. Maryland 311.5
2. Villanova 219
3. Connecticut 189
4. Towson 156.5
5. Richmond 125.5
6. William and Mary 112.5
7. West Chester 88
8. John Hopkins 36