LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swim team came out victorious in two of its three head-to-head results Saturday afternoon at the Lynchburg Quad Meet held at Liberty University. The Marlins dropped Sweet Briar 140-100 as well as Southern Virginia University, 138-81, but fell to host Lynchburg 186-58.
It was another solid outing for the freshmen class as they took part in six different Virginia Wesleyan records being reset. Lizzy Ross placed first out of 10 swimmers in the 100-yard free, clocking a record setting 58.17. She then took down her own record in the 100yd butterfly as she timed a 1:04.50. That time was also good enough to garner third place.
Kiersten Lee also dropped seconds one of her individual records. The freshman topped the podium in the 500yd free, posting a time of 5:58.68. She would also just be a second short of topping her 200yd free as she touched the wall in 2:12.63.
Rounding out the individual records was Chloe Dewberry, who edged her old time by 0.62 seconds in the 200yd IM. She posted a time of 2:32.11 which earned her third place in the race.
Those three then combined with Kara Young to set the new benchmark in the 400yd medley relay. The combo touched the wall in 4:38.67 which shaved almost 31 seconds off the original record. Lee also set the 100-yard backstroke record within the relay as she clocked in at 1:07.52.
Women's swimming returns to the pool at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts Salisbury University for a dual meet.