WC women third at OWU swim meet

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DELAWARE — The Wilmington College women’s swim team finished third with 525.5 points Sunday in the Corbiere-Merion Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan University.

“I always worry about the third session of a two day meet and being able to keep the energy up but the team really stepped up and performed well,” said WC head coach Trip Breen. “How we competed today helps to build a lot of good momentum going into our next segment of training.”

Freshman Hannah Houston, a Wilmington High School graduate, captured the highest individual finish for the Fightin’ Quakers this session. Houston touched the wall fourth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.73 seconds.

Junior Samantha Glish earned the next highest individual finish for the team, finishing fifth in the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 1:06.58. Not only did this time earn Glish a high finish, but it broke the team’s 100 individual medley record by two seconds. The previous record was also set by Glish earlier in the season.

Sophomore Elyse Herr was the lone Fightin’ Quaker to compete in the 400-yard individual medley. Herr finished seventh in the field with a time of 5:57.55.

Senior Haley Rowland achieved 13th place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 21:18.07.

“Haley Rowland had an incredible [1650],” said Breen. “She continues to improve week after week. We’re very excited to see where she’ll be at the end of the season.”

Houston, freshman Alyssa Rogers, senior Elyse Spraul and Glish came together to form the team’s highest placing relay of the session, the 200-yard freestyle relay. The quartet finished third with a time of 1:47.59.

The same foursome competed in the 400-yard medley relay earlier in the session, coming in sixth-place with a time of 4:31.06.

The Fightin’ Quakers head into a long segment of training over the holiday season. Their next competition is slated for 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at Manchester University.


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