Shorewomen Place Fifth at Yellow Jacket Invitational

Portmann, 200 Freestyle Relay Team Break Meet Records

RICHMOND, Va. — Freshman Julia Portmann (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd) broke the meet record in the 1650 freestyle and swam on the meet record-breaking 200 freestyle relay team as the Washington College women's swim team placed fifth of 14 teams Randolph-Macon's Yellow Jacket Invitational held yesterday and today at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond, Va. 

Yellow Jacket Invitational

How It Happened
- Portmann's meet-record winning time of 17:43.47 in the 1650 freestyle made her the Shorewomen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. During that swim, she turned in a 10:44.80 1000-freestyle split, a Washington College season-best time that made her the Shorewomen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She was also second in the 200 freestyle in a WC season-best 1:54.23 to become the Shorewomen's third-fastest swimmer ever in that event and third in the 500 freestyle in a WC season-best 5:10.09 to become the Shorewomen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She swam the 200 butterfly as an exhibition entrant, turning in a WC season-best time of 2:15.15 to become the team's ninth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Portmann swam the lead-off leg of the meet-record 200 freestyle relay team, joining Katie Gorman, Mackenzie Gaze, and Jenni Clune for a winning and WC season-best time of 1:39.62. Portmann's lead-off time of 25.36 made her the Shorewomen's ninth-fastest 50 freestyle swimmer ever.
- Portmann also swam the lead-off leg of the second-place 400 freestyle relay team, joining Ellen Maxwell, Gaze, and Clune for a WC season-best time of 3:38.11. Portmann's lead-off of 54.31 was a WC season-best 100 freestyle time and made her the Shorewomen's fifth-fastest swimmer in that event.
- Clune placed second in the 100 breaststroke in a WC season-best 1:07.84 and third in the 200 breaststroke in a WC season-best 2:29.89 to become the Shorewomen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She added an 11th-place finish in the 200 individual medley in 2:16.66.
- Maxwell, Gaze, Gorman, and Portmann were third in the 800 freestyle relay in a WC season-best 7:58.06. 
- Gorman placed fourth in the 50 freestyle in a WC season-best 25.25, sixth in the 100 freestyle in 55.00, and 11th in the 100 butterfly in a WC season-best 1:02.41.
- Maxwell turned in a fifth-place finish in the 400 individual medley in 4:47.53, a seventh-place finish in the 200 individual medley in 2:14.05 to become the Shorewomen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event, and a seventh-place finish in the 200 backstroke in 2:14.52 to become the Shorewomen's ninth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. All three times were WC season bests.
- Gaze was seventh in the 100 freestyle in 55.35 and 12th in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.24. Angelina Tomasura was 13th in the 100 butterfly in 1:02.82 and 14th in the 200 butterfly in 2:24.37. Jackie Creitz placed 14th in the 200 backstroke in 2:21.22, while Trish Liller was 15th in the 200 breaststroke in 2:38.96.
- The Shorewomen placed sixth in both medley relays. Maxwell, Clune, Portmann, and Gorman were sixth in the 400 medley relay in 4:06.73, while Maxwell, Clune, Gaze, and Gorman were sixth in the 200 medley relay in 1:53.95.

Notes
- Washington and Lee easily won the women's side of the meet with 914 points. Franklin & Marshall was second with 526. Catholic was third with 402, Howard was fourth with 397, and the Shorewomen rounded out the top five with 387.

Up Next for the Shorewomen
12/12 @ Widener - 1:00 p.m.