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Women's Swimming Records Fourth Straight Top-Four ODAC Finish

kelley hilliker with the ODAC sportsmanship award

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Bridgewater College women's swimming team locked up a fourth straight top-four finish in the conference, placing fourth at the 2019 ODAC championships.

The Eagles finished with 296 points, trailing only Washington & Lee (988), Randolph-Macon (675) and Roanoke (516) among the 12 scoring squads.

Senior Kelley Hilliker won the conference's Bonnie Kestner Sportsmanship Award, the fourth BC swimmer to earn the honor since 2009. 

Hilliker swam a school record 2:12.74 in the 200 back, placing sixth to earn her third consecutive All-ODAC honors. Amanda Nesselrodt (13th, 2:23.66), Morgan Beauregard (14th, 2:25.09) and Kaitlyn Hilliker (16th, 2:27.91) all swam in the B final for Bridgewater.

Olivia Heeb-Wade also set a school record and earned third team All-ODAC recognition in the 1650 free, swimming 18:31.81 to place sixth. Laurel Glover (20:08.44) was 10th and Kate Hilliker (20:14.44) finished 11th.

Rachael King (seventh, 2:19.27) and Jessica Touve (eighth, 2:23.64) were both in the A final of the 200 fly, with Genevieve Young (2:30.93) placing 11th. Jenna Walmer was 13th in the 200 breast, in 2:44.49.

Competing in the 100 free prelims Sunday morning were Emma Daw (21st, 57.51), Taylor Berard (24th, 1:00.34), Jessy Wilson (25th, 1:01.50) and Lexi Lease (29th, 1:06.19). Phoebe Hart (3:11.94) was 18th in the 200 breaststroke prelims.

Touve, Glover, Heeb-Wade and Daw wrapped up the meet by placing fourth in the 400 free relay, with a time of 3:47.79.