Swimmers Fall to Washington and Lee, 115-84
LEXINGTON, Va. – In the second of two meets on back-to-back days, the Bridgewater Eagles swim team won two individual events but it wasn't enough as the Eagles dropped their first dual meet of the year by a 115-84 tally to Washington and Lee.
Washington and Lee claimed the first event of the day with a win in the 400 yard medley relay. Bridgewater's quartet of Macey Smith, Jeni Zeiler, Emily Townsend and Annalee Gallagher finished the event in a time of 4:29.
The Generals took the top three spots in the first individual event of the day – the 1,000 yard freestyle. Senior Danielle Dillon was Bridgewater's top finisher in the event as she touched with a four-place finishing time of 12:26.70.
Bridgewater went 4-5 in the 200 yard freestyle race as junior Michelle Caron and sophomore Kelsey Hess were the top finishers for the Eagles in the event. Caron finished in fourth place with a time of 2:16.60, while Hess touched in a time of 2:17.20.
Junior Carrie Crowther was stellar for the Eagles in the 50 yard freestyle, finishing in second place in the event. Crowther touched in a time of 25.88 seconds to take home the runner-up spot.
Freshman Allie Stewart finished in fourth place and Zeiler was right behind in fifth place for the Eagles in the 200 yard individual medley. Stewart finished in a time of 2:30.44, while Zeiler was less than three seconds behind with a time of 2:33.05.
Bridgewater took its first ever event from the Generals in the 100 yard butterfly as sophomore Shannon Myers won the event for the Eagles. Myers finished in a time of 1:04.03 to pace the field, while Gabby Harbour and Gallagher finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
Crowther followed Gallagher's victory with one of her own as the junior reigned supreme in the 100 yard freestyle. The Burgess, Va. native was victorious with a time of 55.98 seconds.
In the 100 yard backstroke, the Eagles took home the 5-7 spots, with Myers leading the way. The sophomore finished in a time of 1:07.29 which was good enough for fifth place.
Caron and Harbour finished in second and third place overall in the 500 yard freestyle event as Caron led the way for the Eagles with a runner-up time of 5:57.12.
Zeiler wrapped up the individual events with a third-place showing in the 100 yard breaststroke. The Lutherville, Md. native finished with a time of 1:16.70 to lead the way for Bridgewater in the event.
Bridgewater wrapped up the day with a runner-up finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay. The group of Myers, Townsend, Crowther and Gallagher finished the event in a time of 3:51.82.
The Eagles are back in action on Saturday for the home finale as they host a tri-meet in Nininger Pool. Bridgewater will tangle with Notre Dame of Maryland and Emory & Henry starting at 12 p.m.