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Swim Team in Fourth After Day One of ODAC Championships

Swim Team in Fourth After Day One of ODAC Championships

GREENSBORO, N.C. - After day one of competition at the 2013 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Swimming Championships, the Bridgewater Eagles sit in fourth place outof nine teams with 111 total points.

Bridgewater opened the evening session of finals with a third-place showing in the 200 yard freestyle relay. The quartet of Shannon Myers, Jennifer Lutz, Carrie Crowther and Annalee Gallagher touched the pad in a time of 1:40.64, setting a new school record in the process.

In the 500 yard freestyle race, the Eagles had two competitors finish in the top 16, earning critical points along the way. Senior Danielle Dillon led the way in the race with a 12th place finish in a time of 5:34.07. Junior Michelle Caron finished three spots behind Dillon in 15th with a time of 5:40.58.

School record number two of the day fell in the 200 yard individual medley. Freshman Allie Stewart just missed the 'A' finals in the event but finished in ninth place overall. Stewart finished in a time of 2:18.47 to lead a pair of scorers in the event for the Eagles. Fellow freshman Macey Smith also scored, taking home a 15th place finish in a time of 2:23.53.

Bridgewater snuck three swimmers in the top 16 in the 50 yard freestyle, with a pair of top eight finishes leading the way. Crowther led the way for the Eagles in the event with a fifth place finish in a time of 24.91 seconds, while Gallagher was close behind in sixth, touching the pad in 25.27 seconds. Lutz also scored in the event, finishing with a time of 26.33 seconds which was good enough for 15th.

The Eagles wrapped the day up with a third-place performance in the 400 yard medley relay, finishing in record-setting fashion. Myers and Crowther teamed up with Emily Townsend and Jeni Zeiler to touch in a time of 4:11.47.

Day two of the 2013 ODAC Swimming Championships opens on Saturday morning with preliminary heat action before wrapping up with Saturday evening finals.