BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania, October 29. WASHINGTON College head swim coach Kim Lessard picked up her 300th career victory as the College's women's team opened its 2011-12 season with a 116-86 Centennial Conference win at Bryn Mawr this afternoon.
Lessard, who is in her 22nd season as the head coach of the Shorewomen and 21st as the head coach of the College's men's team, now has a combined dual-meet won-loss record of 300-162-1. Her record as the Shorewomen's head coach is 184-70; as the Shoremen's head coach, her record is 116-92-1. She joins fellow Washington College Hall of Fame inductees Edward L. Athey, J. Thomas Kibler, Tom Finnegan, and Penny Fall as the only coaches to record at least 300 combined wins at Washington College.
Sophomore Elizabeth Miskiel (Gaithersburg, MD/Quince Orchard) won two individual events and swam the breaststroke leg of the first-place 200 medley relay team for the Shorewomen. Miskiel won the 200 freestyle in 2:06.21 and the 100 freestyle in 57.93. Junior Sarah Sykes (Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley-Demarest) also won two individual events for the Shorewomen, taking the 1000 freestyle in 11:50.17 and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.32.
Senior Morgan Phillips (Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle) finished first in the 50 freestyle in 26.44 and second in the 100 backstroke in 1:06.02. Freshman Alicia Howard (Wilmington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington) won the 200 medley relay in 1:58.40. Phillips, Miskiel, senior Ellen Liebenow (Sellersville, PA/Pennridge), and Howard turned in a first-place time of 1:58.40 in the 200 medley relay.
Freshman Ashley Maurizi (Reamstown, PA/Cocalico) placed second in both the 1000 freestyle (12:00.22) and 500 freestyle (5:50.08) for Washington. Senior Mary Stroman (Bala Cynwyd, PA/Friends Central) added a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle in 2:09.48, while junior Allison Kvien(Mechanicsville, MD/Chopticon) was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.79.
The Shorewomen return to action one week from today with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference meet at Gettysburg.
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