W&M Women’s Swimming and Diving Continues Competition at Terrapin Cup
College Park, Md. - The William and Mary Tribe women’s swimming and diving team continued to swim well and rack up points on Friday at the Terrapin Cup Invitational. Through two of the three days of competition, the Tribe sits in seventh place with a total of 219.5 points.
One of the Tribe’s best efforts of the invitational came Friday in the 100 fly, when the College had two athletes finish well in the “B” final. Junior Hailey Hewitt placed second with a time of 56.74, while sophomore Gabrielle Mizerak came in fifth with a mark of 57.09. In the “C” final, sophomore Kayla O’Malley touched first, beating her opponents with a personal-best time of 57.36. With her time, O’Malley now ranks eighth all-time in school history in the event.
The College’s other best performance on Friday evening came in the 800 free relay. The team of junior Molly Emery, Mizerak, Hewitt, and freshman Jen Bentley finished in a time of 7:31.01, placing fourth. With their mark, the relay now ranks seventh all-time in W&M history in the event.
In the 400 individual medley “B” final, sophomore Emily Bart placed seventh with a time of 4:35.12. In the “C” final, Emery was impressive, winning the race with a mark of 4:29.83, almost six seconds faster than her qualifying time.
Bart continued to score points for the Tribe in the 100 breast “B” final, placing sixth with a mark of 1:06.94. In the “C” final, junior Liza McDevitt had a strong performance, coming in second with a time of 1:06.53. In the same race, junior Laura Matthews finished seventh with a time of 1:08.36.
In the 200 free, Bentley had a very nice swim, placing third in the “B” final with time of 1:53.29. In the “C” final, freshman Sara Shaner finished sixth with a mark of 1:56.21, while junior Kelly Fini touched the wall in seventh place with a time of 1:56.78.
The William and Mary Tribe women’s swimming and diving team will look to make its way up the leader board tomorrow when teams will compete on the final day of the Terrapin Cup Invitational.
Terrapin Cup Invitational
Second Day Team Standings
1. Maryland 784.5
2. Villanova 523
3. Connecticut 424
4. Towson 302.5
5. Richmond 234
6. West Chester 222.5
7. William and Mary 219.5
8. Johns Hopkins 74