Shorewomen Win Five Medals at Centennial Conference Championships

Shorewomen Win Five Medals at Centennial Conference Championships

Clune Successfully Defends Conference Title in 100 Breaststroke

LANCASTER, Pa. — The Washington College women's swim team won five medals and broke a school record while finishing fifth among eight teams at the Centennial Conference Championships held Thursday night through this evening at Franklin & Marshall College. Senior Jenni Clune (Bowie, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt) won gold in the 100 breaststroke for the second consecutive year. 

2018 Centennial Conference Championships

Medal Winners
- Clune successfully defended her conference championship in the 100 breaststroke, winning gold in 1:05.11. She took the bronze in the 200 breaststroke in 2:24.88 to become the Shorewomen's second-fastest swimmer ever in that event. Clune was also eighth in the 200 individual medley in 2:12.41 and her 24.56 lead off in the 200 freestyle relay moved her into a tie as the Shorewomen's fourth-fastest ever 50 freestyle swimmer.
- Anna Schmittle, Katie Gorman, Julia Portmann, and Clune captured the silver in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:34.82, just missing the school record by one one-hundredth of a second.
- Portmann won bronze in the 1650 freestyle in 17:36.48, bettering her own time as the Shorewomen's third-fastest swimmer ever in the event. She was also fifth in the 500 freestyle in 5:09.28 and 13th in the 200 freestyle in 1:58.42.
- Lindsay Wiecki, Gorman, Schmittle, and Portmann took bronze in the 800 freestyle relay in a school-record time of 7:50.03.   

Other Top Performers
- Clune, Schmittle, Portmann, and Gorman were fifth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:38.88. Savannah Quade, Clune, Wiecki, and Gorman were fifth in the 400 medley relay in 4:01.88. Maija Adourian, Clune, Wiecki, and Schmittle placed sixth in the 200 medley relay in 1:49.60.
- Gorman placed fifth in the 100 freestyle in 53.40 to become the Shorewomen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She was ninth in the 50 freestyle in 24.50 and was 15th in the 200 freestyle in 1:59.66 after swimming a 1:58.94 in the preliminaries to better her own status as the Shorewomen's ninth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Schmittle placed sixth in the 100 freestyle in 53.71 to become the Shorewomen's sixth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She was also eighth in the 50 freestyle in 24.85 after swimming a 24.43 in the preliminaries to become the Shorewomen's second-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Tricia Markey was 11th in the 1650 freestyle in 18:24.95 to become the Shorewomen's 10th-fastest swimmer ever in that event. She was 14th in the 500 freestyle in 5:16.43 after swimming a 5:14.99 in the preliminaries to become the Shorewomen's eighth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Wiecki placed 12th in the 200 butterfly in 2:16.53 and 13th in the 100 butterfly in 1:01.49.
- Allison Gallagher finished 13th in the 400 individual medley in 4:52.32 and 14th in the 200 backstroke 2:13.74 to become the Shorewomen's eighth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Alex Searles was 13th in the 200 breaststroke in 2:32.33 and 16th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.02. Her 200 time bettered her own status as the Shorewomen's ninth-fastest swimmer ever in the event.
- Quade placed 16th in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.27 after swimming a 1:01.31 in the preliminaries to become the Shorewomen's sixth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Adourian's 1:01.85 lead off of the Shorewomen's "B" team in the 400 medley relay tied her for seventh-fastest all-time among Shorewomen in the 100 backstroke.

Notes
- The Shorewomen finished with 346 points in the meet. Ursinus won its fifth consecutive conference championship with 929 points. Swarthmore was second with 603, Gettysburg third (532), Franklin & Marshall fourth (399), Dickinson sixth (295), McDaniel seventh (280), and Bryn Mawr eighth (153).  

Shorewomen Gold Medal
- Jenni Clune - 100 breaststroke - 1:05.11 

Shorewomen Silver Medal
- Anna Schmittle/Katie Gorman/Julia Portmann/Jenni Clune - 400 freestyle relay - 3:34.82 

Shorewomen Bronze Medals
- Lindsay Wiecki/Katie Gorman/Anna Schmittle/Julia Portmann - 800 freestyle relay - 7:50.03 (School Record)
- Julia Portmann - 1650 freestyle - 17:36.48
- Jenni Clune - 200 breaststroke - 2:24.88