McMurry vs. Colorado College

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, January 28. MOLLY Brown swam the first leg of Colorado College's victory in the 200-yard medley relay and went on to win two other events to help Colorado College cruise past McMurry University, 138.5-59.5, on Friday night at Schlessman Natatorium.

In fact, the medley combination of Brown, Caroline Costley, Malia Vitousek and Brenna Day would go on to record all seven of CC's individual victories.

Costley started the avalanche of wins by taking the 200 freestyle in 2:00.38, lowering her own season-best time in the event by 1.58 seconds. In the final solo event of the day, Costley won the 100 breaststroke by 7.05 seconds with an effort of 1:10.36.

The freestyle sprints belonged to Brenna Day, who won the 50 free in 25.98 and the 100 free in 56.29.
Brown won her first individual event with a mark of 2:22.02 in the 200 individual medley, and she finished in a dead heat with McMurry's Alexandra Altstaetter in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall simultaneously in 1:04 .42.

In the 100 butterfly, Vitousek prevailed in a time of 1:07.39.

Nicole Fazio won both 1- and 3-meter boards while setting a school record and posting an NCAA qualifying performance score for the second week in a row. Her six-dive total of 271.50 in the 1-meter diving eclipsed Kirsten Melbye's total of 256.95, which was set in 1996.

In the final event of the day, Katie Burns, Anya Arndt, Whitney Petersen and Carrie Markel teamed up for a winning time of 1:48.06 in the 200 free relay.

In all, CC won 10 of 12 events and posted a pair of season-best times.

The two-day competition against McMurry continues on Saturday at noon.

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