WILMINGTON — The Wilmington College women’s swim team dove into the pool for the first time this season Saturday and came up on the short end of the scoreboard against Baldwin-Wallace, 135-67.
“I’m not sure if it was the height of the emotions, or if it was because we’ve only been in season for a month so we’re still rusty, but we really need to work on the little things — our relay take-offs, our turns, we need to race to the finish,” WC head coach Trip Breen said.
Junior Samantha Glish brought home two first place finishes for the Quakers in the 50-meter freestyle (28.79) and the 100-meter freestyle (1:05.74). Not only were these first-place finishes, but they were also seasonal-bests for Glish.
“Sam Glish had an extraordinary day,” Breen said. “Typically sprinters don’t do particularly well in-season, so to have her go in-season bests in both the 50 and the 100 is exciting.”
Glish teamed with freshman Hannah Houston (a Wilmington High School graduate), senior Elyse Spraul and sophomore Ellyse Herr for a first place finish in the 200-meter freestyle relay. The team clocked in with a time of 2:00.42.
Houston took home a pair of second-place individual finishes for the Quakers — 50-meter freestyle in 29.21 and 100-meter backstroke in 1:15.21.
Spraul and senior Haley Rowland brought home two,individual, third-place finishes. Spraul in the 200-meter freestyle (2:27.74) and the 100-meter butterfly (1:15.15) and Rowland in the 800-meter freestyle (11:35.43) and the 400-meter freestyle (5:34.58).
The Quakers take on Ohio Northern University Friday at Ohio Northern.