WILMINGTON – The Wilmington College women’s swim team’s three seniors made their final swims in the Wilmington Natatorium against John Carroll University (JCU) Saturday afternoon.
The Fighting Quakers were defeated by JCU, 113-84.
Samantha Glish, Savanna Burcham and Susan Householder were honored before the meet began and figured into the scoring.
Glish led the senior contingent and the team by earning two first-place finishes. Her times of 28.07 in the 50-meter freestyle and 1:02.54 in the 100-meter freestyle not only put her to the wall first in the field but were in-season bests. Glish also swam a leg on the team’s winning 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:57.6. She was joined in the event by freshmen Hannah Davis, Macki Leon, and Margaret Hover.
Householder’s top finish came in the 100-meter breaststroke, where she finished third in 1:36.73. She then joined forces with Burcham, Chloe Kresnak and Rachel O’Donnell to form Wilmington’s ‘B’ 200-meter freestyle relay. The group earned second in 2:18.06.
In addition to her relay achievement, Burcham was sixth in the 100-meter freestyle 1:13.11.
Notable finishes outside the senior class included Leon first 100 back (1:11.09) and second 200 free (2:18.43), Alyssa Rogers first 100 breast (1:23.91), Rebecca Curran second 100 breast (1:30.43), Davis third 100 fly (1:17.58), and O’Donnell third 800 free (11:12.94).
“We had a lot of good swims today,” said WC head coach Trip Breen. “But today was more about honoring and celebrating our seniors for their leadership and dedication to this team. Samantha Glish had a phenomenal meet, winning two events. We’re looking to the next phase of our season now and are excited to start resting and getting ready for Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.”
Wilmington heads to Akron Feb. 15 to open the three-day Ohio Athletic Conference Championship meet.