Glasser Wins Three Individual Events
CHESTERTOWN, MD - Junior Rachel Glasser (Silver Spring, MD/Springbrook) won three individual events as host Washington College rallied from a 10-point deficit with three events remaining to post a 110-95 non-conference women's swimming victory over visiting St. Mary's College of Maryland this afternoon at Casey Swim Center. The Shorewomen improved to 3-1 this season with the win, their 55th consecutive non-conference victory. The Seahawks fell to 5-1 on the season with the loss.
St. Mary's held an 80-70 lead heading into the final three events - the 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 200 freestyle relay. Washington went 1-2-3 in the 500 freestyle, took first and second in the 100 breaststroke, and won the 200 freestyle relay to outscore the Seahawks 40-15 the rest of the way. Glasser won the 500 freestyle in a Washington College season-best time of 5:13.24, freshman Sarah Sykes (Haworth, NJ/Northern Valley-Demarest) was second in 5:33.56, and sophomore Mary Stroman (Bala Cynwyd, PA) was third in 5:43.04. Sophomore Jenna Moore (Catonsville, MD/Mount de Sales) won the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.38, while freshman Melanie Craig (Newtown, PA/Council Rock) was second in 1:12.44. Sophomores Morgan Phillips (Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle), Laura Risell (Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley), Ellen Liebenow (Sellersville, PA/Pennridge), and Stroman took the 200 freestyle relay in 1:45.72.
Earlier in the meet, Glasser also won the 1000 freestyle in 10:50.25 and the 200 freestyle in 1:59.38. Senior Kathy Gerhart (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville Area) won the 50 freestyle in 25.32. Freshman Darcy Zink (Baltimore, MD/Towson), Craig, Gerhart, and Moore won the 200 medley relay in a WC season-best time of 1:54.81.
Additional second-place finishes were turned in by Sykes in the 1000 freestyle (11:27.53), Gerhart in the 100 butterfly (1:00.20), Moore in the 100 freestyle (55.90), and Zink in the 100 backstroke (1:04.70). Zink's time in the 100 backstroke was a WC season-best.
The Shorewomen return to action one week from today with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home meet against Franklin & Marshall.