Shorewomen Place Fifth at Randolph-Macon Invitational

Shorewomen Place Fifth at Randolph-Macon Invitational

Shorewomen Win Total of Nine Medals

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- The Washington College women's swim team won nine medals and finished fifth of 13 teams at the Randolph-Macon Invitational held yesterday and today in Chesterfield, Va. 

Senior Ellie Miskiel (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) won gold medals in both breaststroke events, taking the 100 breaststroke in a Washington College season-best 1:08.67 and the 200 breaststroke in a WC season-best 2:25.67. In her other individual event, she added an 11th-place finish in the 50 freestyle in 26.23. 

Miskiel was a part of four of the Shorewomen's five medal-winning relay teams. She swam the breaststroke leg of the gold medal-winning 400 medley relay team as junior Alicia Howard (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington), Miskiel, freshman Angelina Tomasura (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South), and senior Carly Ogren (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) won the event in a WC season-best 4:09.09. She swam the lead-off leg of the gold medal-winning 400 freestyle relay, joining Howard, freshman Ellen Maxwell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), and Ogren to win the event in a WC season-best 3:41.82. Miskiel swam the breaststroke leg of the silver medal-winning 200 medley relay team as Howard, Miskiel, Tomasura, and Ogren were second in a WC season-best 1:55.46 and the second leg of the bronze medal-winning 200 freestyle relay as Ogren, Miskiel, Maxwell, and Howard were third in a WC season-best 1:42.80.  

Miskiel's lead-off leg in the 400 freestyle relay was completed in 54.63, making her the Shorewomen's fifth-fastest 100 freestyle swimmer ever. 

Maxwell won a silver medal in the 200 individual medley, finishing in 2:16.69, and a bronze medal in the 1650 freestyle, finishing in 18:23.34 to become the Shorewomen's eighth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She was also fourth in the 400 individual medley in 4:52.27 and swam the lead-off leg of the bronze medal-winning 800 freestyle relay where she was joined by sophomore Julianna Fritzinger (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion Area), freshman Jacquelyn Creitz (Schencksville, Pa./Parkland), and Tomasura for a third-place finish in 8:26.70.

Howard had a pair of fourth-place finishes in individual events in the 100 backstroke (WC season-best 1:02.39) and 200 backstroke (2:16.25). She was also eighth in the 50 freestyle in 25.81. Tomasura had a pair of top-five individual finishes as she was fourth in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.02 and fifth in the 200 individual medley in 2:20.81.  She was also seventh in the 200 butterfly in 2:23.94. 

Fritzinger also had a pair of top-five finishes, placing fourth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:36.79 and fifth in the 400 individual medley in 4:54.77. She was also sixth in the 1650 freestyle in 18:57.04. Ogren was fifth in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.58, sixth in the 500 freestyle in a WC season-best 5:25.73, and ninth in the 100 freestyle in 55.90. Creitz placed eighth in the 200 backstroke in 2:21.29.

Catholic won the Randolph-Macon Invitational with 685 points. Randolph-Macon was second with 572, Marymount third with 481, and St. Mary's fourth with 473. The Shorewomen managed 469 points and their fifth-place finish despite brining just eight swimmers to the meet.

The Shorewomen return to action January 16th with a 6:00 p.m. non-conference meet at Widener.