Swimming

 

Swimmers Finish Fourth at ODAC Championships

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - On the third and final day of the 2011 ODAC Swimming Championships, the Bridgewater Eagles swim team turned in a number of strong performances, including a trio of school records, to finish in fourth place overall with 314 total points.

Bridgewater opened the day with the longest event of the meet, the 1,650 yard freestyle race, with freshman Michelle Caron turning in a sixth place finish to pace the Eagles in the event. Caron touched in a time of 19:25.55. Sophomore Danielle Dillon finished two spots behind Caron in eighth place in a time of 20:24.

The Eagles struggled in the next event, the 200 yard backstroke, with freshman Elizabeth Waller pacing Bridgewater in a time of 2:50.52, good enough for 15th place.

Things got back to normal for Bridgewater during the 100 yard freestyle race, with freshman Carrie Crowther setting a new school mark in the event en route to a sixth place finish. Crowther touched in a time of 56.75 second to top her former record by 14-hundredths of a second. 

Sophomore Jeni Zeiler continued her assault on the Bridgewater record books with a ninth place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke. Zeiler snapped her old record by nearly two seconds with a 2:43.55 finish, as the Eagles claimed victories in two of the three heats in the event.

In the 200 yard butterfly race, junior Simone Conyers took home a 14th place finish in a time of 3:05.39.

Finally, the Eagles snapped the 400 yard freestyle relay record with a 3:56.90 time, good enough for fourth place in the event.

Washington and Lee claimed its 21st ODAC Championship, crushing Randolph-Macon by over 200 points.

With their fourth place finish, the Eagles wrap up the 2010-11 swim season. The meet also marked the final performance in the career of senior Laura Aldstadt.