Tribe Women’s Swimming and Diving Falls at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. - The William and Mary Tribe women’s swimming and diving team shook off the rust from the extended winter break on Saturday, falling to the Virginia Tech Hokies, 160-121. With the loss, the College’s dual-meet record falls to 6-4 on the season.
Junior Hailey Hewitt posted a wonderful time in the 200 back, coming in first with a time of 2:02.64. With her time, Hewitt set the Virginia Tech Christiansburg Aquatic Center record in the event. With her victory, Hewitt now has 53 career individual wins, tying her for sixth place all-time at William and Mary with Katie Grauman.
In the last event of the meet, the 200 free relay, the team of Burns, Shaner, junior Molly Emery, and sophomore Gabrielle Mizerak touched the wall first in a time of 1:36.35. With that time, the team now ranks ninth all-time in school history in the event.
In the 1,000 free, freshman Jen Bentley had a very good swim, placing fourth with a personal-best time of 10:25.38. With that mark, Bentley improves her standing in ninth place all-time at the College.
In the 200 medley relay, the team of senior Emily Burns, sophomore Emily Bart, Hewitt, and freshman Sara Shaner had a great race, placing third with a time of 1:46.78. With that time, the relay now ranks 10th all-time in the event at the College.
The William and Mary Tribe women’s swimming and diving team will next be in action on Saturday, January 29, when the College will face both CAA-rival Delaware as well as the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The meet is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.