W&L Women's Swimming Continues Record-Setting Trend at ODACs

W&L Women's Swimming Continues Record-Setting Trend at ODACs

GREENSBORO, Va. – The Washington and Lee women's swimming team set six more school records to stay in first place with 643 points after competition on day two of the ODAC Championships on Saturday.

Emory & Henry sits in second place with 382 points after the second day of competition, while Randolph-Macon is third with 331 points. Sweet Briar (242), Bridgewater (187), Greensboro (170), Notre Dame of Maryland (110), Hollins (88) and Guilford (80) wrap up the team results. 

The 200 medley relay featuring senior Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C. / Athens Drive), junior Caroline Hamp (Avon Lake, Ohio / Elyria Catholic) and sophomores Sarah Schaffer (Wheaton, Ill. / Wheaton Warrenville South) and Stephanie Foster (Columbia, Md. / Long Reach) timed in at 1:46.24 to claim first place and set new ODAC, meet and school records, while also posting and NCAA B Cut time in the event.

Hamp also broke the school, conference and championship meet records in the 100 fly during the preliminary round and the lowered her time in the finals to 57.64 to set new records and post and NCAA B Cut time. 

Senior Lauren Kasoff (Owings Mills, Md. / Saint Paul's) smashed the 400 IM school record, clocking in at a record time of 4:36.07 for second. Her time was also good for an NCAA B Cut time.

Senior Meredith Hardy (Cary, N.C./Athens Drive) eclipsed a new school record of 1:54.28 in the 200 free to win the event, while Foster set a school and ODAC record while also posting and NCAA B cut time in the preliminary round of the 100 back. She then went on to win the event in a time of 58.16.

The team of Hardy, Kasoff and first-years Emily Rollo (Haddonfield, N.J. / Haddonfield Memorial) and Elisabeth Holmes (Raleigh, N.C. / Needham B. Broughton) teamed up to take first place in the 800 free relay in an ODAC, meet and school record time of 7:44.73.

W&L returns to the pool on Sunday for the final day of competition at the ODAC Championships. Preliminary heats are set to begin at 10:00 am.

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