CHESTERTOWN, Maryland, February 7. FRESHMAN Nick Longworth (Media, PA/Strath Haven) and sophomore Matt Violette (Westbrook, ME/Westbrook) each won two individual events as the Washington College men's swim team defeated Centennial Conference rival McDaniel, 125-67, this afternoon at Casey Swim Center. For the women, sophomore Rachel Glasser (Silver Spring, MD/Springbrook) broke the pool record in the 100 butterfly in Washington College's 129-73 victory.
Longworth won the 200 freestyle in a Washington College season-best time
of 1:51.69 and was first in the 500 freestyle in 5:15.22. Violette
finished first in the 100 backstroke in 57.25 and the 200 individual
medley in a WC season-best time of 2:04.97.
Freshman Austin Auger (McLean, VA/Langley) won the 100 breaststroke in a
WC season-best time of 1:03.69 to become the Shoremen's eighth-fastest
swimmer ever in the event, while junior Dylan Pollock (Savannah,
GA/Benedictine Military) won the 100 butterfly (55.34) and junior Chris
Soper (Towson, MD/Loyola Blakefield) captured the 100 freestyle (51.03).
Auger was also second in the 50 freestyle in 23.95, while Pollock was also
second in the 500 freestyle in 5:26.64.
Violette, Auger, Pollock, and senior Phil Munger (Devon, PA/Conestoga) won
the 200 medley relay in 1:45.67. Swimming as an exhibition, senior Dan
Wentzel (Exton, PA/Henderson), Longworth, Munger, and Soper posted the
fastest time in the 200 freestyle relay (1:34.30).
Wentzel was second in a pair of individual events, the 200 freestyle
(1:52.95) and the 100 freestyle (51.30). Freshman Johnny Helenek
(Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersburg) finished second in the 100 breaststroke in
1:07.13, while junior Dan Beadell (Timonium, MD/Loyola Blakefield) placed
second in the 1000 freestyle in 10:58.90.
Glasser swam a 58.94 to win the 100 butterfly, set a new pool record, and
become the Shorewomen's third-fastest swimmer ever in the event. She also
won the 500 freestyle in 5:21.75. Freshman Mary Stroman (Bala Cynwyd,
PA/Friends Central) won the 200 freestyle in 2:04.81 and the 100 freestyle
in 57.70. Freshman Laura Risell (Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) won
the 200 individual medley in 2:26.36 and placed second in the 100
backstroke in 1:08.13. Senior Kimber Shoemaker (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) won
the 100 backstroke in 1:05.35.
Shoemaker, Glasser, junior Kathy Gerhart (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville
Area), and Stroman won the 200 medley relay in 1:59.47. Gerhart, freshman
Morgan Phillips (Charlottesville, VA/Albermarle), senior Rebecca Lee
(Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield) and freshman Ellen Liebenow (Sellersville,
PA/Pennridge) captured the 200 freestyle relay in 1:46.73.
Phillips took second place in a pair of individual events, the 50
freestyle (26.93) and the 500 freestyle (5:44.36). Gerhart was second in
the 100 butterfly in 1:00.12, while senior Anna Green (St. Louis,
MO/Principia) placed second in the 1000 freestyle in 11:43.14. Senior Cara
Choplin (West Deptford, NJ/Bishop Eustace) was second in the 200
individual medley in 2:32.14, while freshman Kelly Dunbar (Williamsburg,
VA/Lafayette) placed second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.35.
The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference meet at Swarthmore.
Special thanks to Washington College for contributing this report.