VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swim team fell, 169-83, Saturday afternoon to Salisbury University in a meet swam at the Jane P. Batten Natatorium. With the result, the Marlins move to 3-3 in dual meets this season.
Despite the loss, the Marlins were able to improve upon three school records beginning with Lizzy Ross in the 100-yard butterfly. The freshmen took first overall in the event, improving upon her own school record with a time of 1:02.73. Later in the meet it was Kiersten Lee who set a new VWU precedent. The first year swimmer shaved about a half second off her 100yd backstroke time as she clocked a 1:06.95.
The Marlins also claimed first in a couple other short distance events including Ross' 1:03.84 in the 100yd IM. Chloe Dewberry scooped up a couple 50yd wins as well, topping the podium in the 50yd fly (29.45) and the 50yd back (31.06).
To close out the meet, the Marlins were also able to set the program record in the 200yd freestyle relay. The combination of Lee, Dewberry, Ross and Waller clocked a 1:49.72 in the event, a full three seconds faster than the previous fastest.
Women's swimming returns to the pool at 12 p.m. on Saturday for day one of the Randolph-Macon Invite.