Swimming

 

Swimmers Fall Into Fourth Place After Day Two of ODAC Championships; Myers Turns in Two Top Fives

GREENSBORO, N.C. - On day two of the 2012 ODAC Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, the Bridgewater Eagles swim team turned in an outstanding performance to sit in fourth place, five points out of the top three.

The Eagles opened the afternoon with a fourth-place showing in the 200 yard medley relay. Bridgewater's quartet touched the pad in a time of 1:58.38.

In the ensuing event, the 400 yard individual medley, the Eagles placed two swimmers in the top 16, taking home 10th and 11th place. Junior Jeni Zeiler took home a 10th place finish with a time of 5:08.37, while sophomore Michelle Caron touched in a time of 5:10.62.

Freshman Shannon Myers turned in arguably the best individual performance of the evening when she finished in fourth place in the 100 yard butterfly. Myers finished in a time of 1:02.75, while freshman Ashleigh Pugh (1:11.23) finished in 13th place and senior Simone Conyers (1:12.54) finished out the Eagles scoring trio in the event with a 16th place finish.

Bridgewater followed up its strong performance in the 100 yard butterfly with a solid outing in the 200 yard freestyle. Freshman AnnaLee Gallagher paced the way for the Eagles in the event with a 10th place finish, touching in a time of 2:04.30. Junior Danielle Dillon finsihed in 14th place for the Eagles, finishing with a time of 2:08.43.

In the following event, the 100 yard breaststroke, Zeiler set the pace for the Eagles with an eighth place finish. The Lutherville, Md. native finished in a time of 1:12.81. Sophomore Jennifer Lutz (1:14.15) finished in 10th in the event while freshman Kelsey Hess (1:20.97) came home with a 13th place performance.

Myers earned her second top five finish of the day with a fifth-place showing in the 100 yard backstroke. The freshman touched in a time of 1:04.45 to crack the top five, while sophomore Carrie Crowther finished in 11th place in a time of 1:06.78.

Bridgewater wrapped up the evening with a fourth-place finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The Eagles finished in a time of 8:35.10 in the event.

Washington and Lee continues to lead after the second day, hauling in a total of 658 points, owning a more than 100 point lead over second place Randolph-Macon. Sweet Briar sits in third with 244 points while the Eagles are five points back in fourth place. Greensboro College rounds out the top five with 160 points.

Action from the conference championships is set to conclude on Sunday afternoon, following Sunday morning's preliminary heats.