Maxwell Wins Three Events for Shorewomen
CHESTERTOWN, Md. -- The Washington College women's swim team won seven of 11 events to top visiting McDaniel, 111-94, in a Centennial Conference meet this afternoon inside Casey Swim Center. The Shorewomen finish their dual-meet season 5-6 overall and 2-5 in conference meets, while the Green Terror finish 2-9 and 1-6.
Sophomore Ellen Maxwell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) won three events for the Shorewomen. Her winning time of 2:14.72 in the 200 individual medley was a Washington College season-best mark and made her the Shorewomen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in the event. She also won the 1000 freestyle in 11:04.63 and the 500 freestyle in 5:25.31.
Freshman Jennifer Clune (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) scored a big win for the Shorewomen in the penultimate event of the meet, winning the 100 breaststroke by one one-hundredth of a second with a time of 1:10.18. She was also second in the 100 freestyle in 56.46. Senior Alicia Howard (Wilmington, Del./Charter School of Wilmington) won the 200 freestyle in 2:03.38, while freshman Joelle Williamson (Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor) took the 100 backstroke in a WC season-best 1:01.29, bettering her own standing as the Shorewomen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in the event.
Freshman Katie Gorman (Whippany, N.J./Whippany Park), Williamson, Howard, and freshman Mackenzie Gaze (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs) wrapped up the win for the Shorewomen by claiming first in the final event, the 400 freestyle relay, in a WC season-best 3:43.63.
Gaze added a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.47, while Gorman was second in the 50 freestyle in 25.36. Sophomore Megan Obarowski (Holland, Pa./Council Rock South) turned in a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.70.
The Shorewomen will compete at the Centennial Conference Championships, hosted by Gettysburg College, February 20th-22nd.