Shorewomen Win Deciding Relay by One One-Hundredth of a Second
200 Medley Relay, Glasser Break Pool Records
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College women's swim team won the 200 freestyle relay, the final event of the meet, by one one-hundredth of a second to record a 105-98 Centennial Conference win over visiting McDaniel this afternoon inside Casey Swim Center. The Shorewomen (5-5, 2-4) Centennial and Green Terror (2-5, 2-5) were tied at 94-94 entering the relay. Washington's 200 medley relay and senior Rachel Glasser (Silver Spring, MD/Springbrook) broke pool records earlier in the meet.
Freshman Hilary Badger (Baltimore, MD/Mount de Sales) swam the anchor leg of the meet-deciding relay for the Shorewomen and trailed by five one-hundredths of a second when she jumped into the pool, but made up the deficit as the Washington posted a winning time of 1:42.83 to McDaniel's 1:42.84. Junior Morgan Phillips (Charlottesville, VA/Albemarle), freshman Carly Ogren (Burke, VA/Lake Braddock), and junior Mary Stroman (Bala Cynwyd, PA/Friends Central) swam the first three legs for Washington.
The Shorewomen opened the meet by breaking the pool record in the 200 medley relay as Badger, junior Jenna Moore (Catonsville, MD/Mount de Sales), sophomore Alix Batesko (Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes), and Ogren won the event in 1:53.34.
Glasser broke the pool record in the 500 freestyle in 5:11.06. She also won the 100 butterfly in 58.67 - lowering her own pool record - and the 1000 freestyle in 10:49.41. Moore won the 50 freestyle in 25.68 and the 100 freestyle in 56.08.
Ogren added a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle in 2:04.35, while sophomore Allison Kvien (Mechanicsville, MD/Chopticon) was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:15.96.
The Shorewomen return to action next Tuesday with a 6:00 p.m. Centennial Conference meet at Swarthmore.