Women's Swimming Finds Success in Day One of Yellow Jacket Invite

Women's Swimming Finds Success in Day One of Yellow Jacket Invite

RICHMOND Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University women's swim team competed in Day One of the Yellow Jacket Invite on Saturday which was swam at SwimRVA. 

Session one saw plenty of Virginia Wesleyan records go down, including four different ones in just two events. In the 200-yard free relay, Kiersten Lee, Chloe Dewberry, Kara Young and Lizzy Ross turned in a record breaking time of 1:46.67. Within that relay though, Lee was able to set the record in the 50-yard free. The freshman led the relay off, finishing her leg in 25.96.

A similar occurrence happened later as that foursome teamed up to break the VWU record in the 400yd medley relay as they clocked a 4:28.69. Lee earned an individual record in that relay too as her time of 1:05.32 in the backstroke lessened the time by two seconds and than by .27 seconds in the second session.

Lee wasn't finished quite yet as she also eclipsed her's, and the school's, best time in the 500yd free as she timed a 5:45.13.

Joining Lee in the record setting performances was Chloe Dewberry in the 200yd IM. The first year swimmer paced a time of 2:28.02, slashing her own time by nearly four seconds.

In session two, the Marlins continued to reset the record book. Dewberry, Ross, Lee and Young teamed up to produce a time of 2:01.87 in the 200yd medley relay, which was almost three seconds faster than the previous time.  

Ross would also come away with an individual record as she clocked a 1:02.01 in the 100yd butterfly, which was 3.5 seconds faster than her previous time.

Women's swimming will be back in the pool at 10 a.m. on Sunday for day to of the Yellow Jacket Invite.