ASHLAND, Va. – The Bridgewater Eagles swim team tallied 306 points to sit in fourth place overall after the first day of the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Randolph Macon.
In the opening event of session number one, the quartet of sophomore Shannon Myers, junior Jennifer Lutz, junior Carrie Crowther and sophomore Annalee Gallagher finished second overall in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The group touched the pad in a time of 1:44.14 to set a new school record in the event.
Junior Michelle Caron finished in 14th place overall with a time of 5:49.94 in the second event of the day, the 500 yard freestyle relay.
In the 200 yard individual medley, freshman Macey Smith turned in a stellar performance. Smith finished with a time of 2:28.88.
Lutz was Bridgewater's top performer in the 50 yard freestyle. The junior finished in a time of 27.34 seconds to finish in 21st place overall.
After the first session, the Eagles were in fourth place overall with 121 total points.
Bridgewater opened session number two with a sixth place showing in the 200 yard medley relay. The group of Smith, Zeiler, Townsend and Gallagher touched the pad in a time of 2:01.03.
Townsend paced the Eagles in the next event with an 11th place finish in the 400 yard individual medley. The freshman touched the pad in a time of 5:10.58.
Myers paced the way for the Eagles in the 100 yard butterfly with a seventh place finish. The sophomore finished in seventh place overall in the event.
Crowther followed up Myers' performance with a record-setting performance in the 200 yard freestyle. The junior finished in fifth place overall and finished in a time of 2:02.25.
Zeiler was stellar in the 100 yard breaststroke, finishing in fifth place overall. The senior finished in a time of 1:13.79.
In the 100 yard backstroke, Myers finished in ninth place overall. Myers finished in a time of 1:05.81.
Bridgewater finished in fifth place overall in the 800 yard freestyle relay. The quartet of Gallagher, Townsend, Crowther and Myers touched the pad in a time of 8:40.78.
Washington and Lee leads after day one with 906 total points.
Bridgewater wraps up the two-day meet on Sunday at Randolph-Macon.