CHESTERTOWN, Maryland, January 31. SOPHOMORE Rachel Glasser (Silver Spring, MD/Springbrook) won three individual events to lead host Washington College to a 127-75 Centennial Conference women's swimming victory over visiting Ursinus this afternoon at Casey Swim Center. The Shorewomen improved to 9-3 overall and 2-3 in conference meets with the win. The Shoremen were also victorious in their meet, posting six season-best times en route to a 119-84 victory. The Shoremen, who won seven of the 11 events on the day, improve to 5-4 overall and 1-3 in the conference with the win. The Bears drop to 4-7 overall and 1-5 in the conference.
Glasser captured the 1000 freestyle in a Washington College season-best
time of 10:50.31, the 200 freestyle in 2:01.48, and the 500 freestyle in
5:23.76. Junior Kathy Gerhart (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville Area) and
freshman Kelly Dunbar (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette) each won two individual
events. Gerhart took the 50 freestyle in 25.16 and the 100 freestyle in
55.74. Dunbar swam a 4:55.89 in the 400 individual medley to win the race
and become the Shorewomen's 10th-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She
also won the 200 breaststroke in 2:35.34. Junior Cailin Eisele (Egg Harbor
Township, NJ/Egg Harbor Township) finish first in the 100 butterfly in
Senior Kimber Shoemaker (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga), Dunbar, Eisele, and
Gerhart led off the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1:56.32.
Gerhart swam the anchor leg of the relay and turned a 1.11-second deficit
at the start of her leg into a victory by 36 hundredths of a second.
Eisele, freshman Laura Risell (Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley),
freshman Morgan Phillips (Charlottesville, VA/Albermarle), and freshman
Ellen Liebenow (Sellersville, PA/Pennridge) swam as an exhibition entry in
the 200 freestyle relay and turned in the event's fastest time of 1:47.83.
Freshman Mary Stroman (Bala Cynwyd, PA/Friends Central) added second-place
finishes in the 200 freestyle (2:05.07) and the 100 freestyle (57.76),
while Shoemaker was second in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.39.
Washington got its first season-best time in the 200 medley relay when the
team of sophomore Matt Violette (Westbrook, ME/Westbrook), freshman Austin
Auger (McLean, VA/Langley), junior Dylan Pollock (Savannah, GA/Benedictine
Military) and junior Chris Soper (Towson, MD/Loyola Blakefield) tallied a
time of 1:41.86 to win the event. WC also got three other first place
finishes that netted season-best times with Soper in the 50 freestyle
(22.56), Violette in the 400 individual medley (4:27.98) and Pollock in
the 100 butterfly (54.73). The Shoremen had two season-best times in
second place finishes, senior Dan Wentzel (Exton, PA/Henderson) in the
1000 freestyle (10:33.49) and freshman Nick Longworth (Media, PA/Strath
Haven) in the 200 freestyle (1:51.82). In addition to recording WC's best
time of the year in the 200 freestyle, Longworth became the eighth fastest
swimmer in the school's history in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.63
to grab first place in the event.
Other first place finishes for Washington was Soper in the 100 freestyle
(50.48) and the relay team of Longworth, Pollock, senior Phil Munger
(Devon, PA/Conestoga) and Wentzel in the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.17).
Auger placed second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.15.
The Shoremen return to action one week from today with a 1:00 p.m.
Centennial Conference meet on Senior Day against visitng McDaniel.
Special thanks to Washington College for contributing this report.