February 10, 2012

W&L Women's Swimming Sits in First After Day One at ODACs

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Washington and Lee women's swimming team leads after the first day of competition at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships held in Greensboro, N.C., on Friday.

W&L recorded 293 team points after the first day of competition, with Randolph-Macon claiming 209 points to sit in second place.  Bridgewater (96) is third, followed by Greensboro (90), Sweet Briar (81), Notre Dame of Maryland (61), Hollins (61), Emory & Henry (46) and Guilford (36).

The Generals claimed both relay races held on Friday, led by the 400 medley relay team that completed the race with a school and meet record time of 3:59.44.  Senior Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) led off the race and was followed by senior Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York), first-year Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio/Elyria Catholic) and sophomore Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive).

The 200 free relay team also touched first with a time of 1:38.26.  Cassada also led off that event, followed by junior Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School), Fredericks and Hardy.

W&L also claimed one individual winner on the opening day as junior Delaney Rolfe (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) claimed victory in the 500 free with a time of 5:12.94.  Senior Lauren Starnes added a fourth-place showing in the same event (5:17.13).

In the 200 IM race, sophomore Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md./Saint Paul's) was second with a time of 2:13.00, while senior Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary Academy) finished third (2:13.82) and junior Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham ) finished fifth (2:14.62). 

Brassfield touched second in the 50 free (24.70), while Hardy and Cassada both tied for third in 24.76.  Fredericks added a fifth-place showing with a time of 24.93.

Action continues on Saturday morning with the prelims at 10:00 am and the finals at 6:00 pm.

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