Shorewomen Turn in Total of Seven Top-Three Finishes
RICHMOND, Va. — Junior Jenni Clune (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) won the 100 breaststroke with a school-record and Centennial Conference record time as the Washington College women's swim team finished second of 14 teams at Randolph-Macon's Yellow Jacket Invitational, held yesterday and today at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center in Richmond, Va. The Shorewomen had a total of seven top-three finishes during the meet.
Yellow Jacket Invitational
- Clune's winning time of 1:05.33 in the 100 breaststroke broke the school record of 1:05.82 set by Margaret Klag in 2004 and the Centennial Conference record of 1:05.41 set by Caroline Moyer of Gettysburg in 2016. She was also third in the 100 freestyle in 53.03 to become the Shorewomen's third fastest swimmer ever in that event, and fourth in the 200 individual medley in 2:12.40. She led off the 200 freestyle relay with a 25.11 leg to tie for the Shorewomen's seventh spot on their all-time fastest list for the 50 freestyle.
- The Shorewomen were second in both the 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay. Ellen Maxwell, Clune, Lindsay Wiecki, and Katie Gorman were second in the 200 medley relay in 1:50.88, while Anna Schmittle, Gorman, Mackenzie Gaze, and Clune were second in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:35.12.
- The Shorewomen placed third in the 200 freestyle relay as Clune, Gaze, Schmittle, and Gorman finished in 1:39.74.
- Julia Portmann was third in both the 200 freestyle (1:56.87) and 1650 freestyle (17:49.49) and was fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:12.32). Gorman was fourth in the 100 freestyle in 53.74 to become the Shorewomen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She was also eighth in both the 200 freestyle (1:59.86) and 50 freestyle (25.10).
- The Shorewomen were fourth in the 800 freestyle relay as Schmittle, Portmann, Gaze, and Gorman finished in in 7:59.34. They were fifth in the 400 medley relay as Maxwell, Clune, Wiecki, and Portmann finished in 4:04.35.
- Maxwell turned in a fifth-place finish in the 400 individual medley (4:51.17), a sixth-place time in the 200 backstroke (2:15.04), and a 10th-place showing in the 200 individual medley (2:16.08). Bailey Reigel placed fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:14.99) and 16th in the 100 backstroke (1:04.19).
- Wiecki took ninth in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.51 to become Washington's sixth-fastest swimmer ever in that event, ninth in the 200 butterfly (2:16.99), and 12th in the 500 freestyle (5:20.52). Schmittle was ninth in the 100 freestyle (55.03), 13th in the 50 freestyle (25.49), and 13th in the 200 freestyle (2:00.86). Alex Searles placed ninth in the 200 breaststroke in 2:33.21 to become the Shorewomen's 10th-fastest swimmer ever in that event. Gaze tied for 11th in the 50 freestyle (25.47), placed 12th in the 200 freestyle (2:00.44), and finished 13th in the 100 freestyle (55.61).
- Washington and Lee captured first place overall in the team standings. Franklin & Marshall was third, Howard fourth, and Randolph-Macon fifth.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
12/9 @ York (Pa.) - 5:00 p.m.