Williamson Has Part in Four of Shorewomen's Six First-Place Finishes
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- Visiting Ursinus College remained undefeated in dual meets this season with a 145-117 win over host Washington College in Centennial Conference women's swimming this afternoon inside Casey Swim Center. The Bears improved to 10-0 overall and 6-0 in conference meets with the win, while the Shorewomen dropped to 4-6 and 1-5 with the loss.
Freshman Joelle Williamson (Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor) had a part in four of the Shorewomen's six first-place finishes in the loss. She won both the 100 backstroke (1:01.38) and the 200 backstroke (2:16.36) and led off the winning relays in both the 400 medley relay, which finished in a Washington College season-best 4:10.39, and the 400 freestyle relay, which won in 3:46.62. Joining Williamson in the 400 medley relay were freshman Jennifer Clune (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt), sophomore Ellen Maxwell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), and freshman Katie Gorman (Whippany, N.J./Whippany Park). The 400 freestyle relay team was completed by Clune, senior Alicia Howard (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington), and Gorman.
Gorman added a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle in 25.37 and a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle in 55.46. Maxwell won the 200 individual medley in 2:17.81 and was second in the 200 butterfly (2:20.55) and in the 500 freestyle (5:29.66).
Clune finished second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.80. Freshman Allie Grillo (Mt. Airy, Md./The Learning Community) placed second in the 1000 freestyle in 11:26.88, while freshman Mackenzie Gaze (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) was second in the 200 freestyle in 2:01.98.
The Shorewomen close out their dual meet schedule next Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. Centennial Conference home meet against McDaniel.