MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – In the team's first-ever matchup with a Division II opponent, the Bridgewater Eagles swim team held its own and snapped three school records before falling by a 117-80 margin to the Marauders of Millersville University.
Following a third place finish in the 200 yard medley relay, freshman Michelle Caron (Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County) continued her tear through the record books with a record-setting finish of 11:38.21 in the 1,000 yard freestyle to pick up the win.
Bridgewater finished 4-5-6 in the 200 yard freestyle, before the second record of the day fell in the 50 yard freestyle race. Freshman Carrie Crowther (Burgess, Va./Northumberland)touched the pad in a time of 25.93 seconds to pace the3 field and snap the school standard in the event.
Sophomore Jeni Zeiler (Lutherville, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) finished second in the 200 yard individual medley, just missed a personal best by less than a second with a 2:28.66 finish, good enough for second place.
Crowther returned two events later to set a record in the 100 yard freestyle, turning in a record-setting victory in a time of 57.04 seconds.
The final school record fell during the next event when Caron capped off her day with a 2:24.80 in the 200 yard backstroke, good enough for second place overall.
In the final two events of the day, Bridgewater picked up victories as Zeiler paced the field in the 200 yard breaststroke, before the 200 yard freestyle relay claimed victory to round out the day.
Bridgewater won five events on the day.
The Eagles are back in action on Friday, January 28 when the team travels to Sweet Briar for the regular season finale.