BRIDGEWATER, Va. – The Bridgewater Eagles swim team reigned supreme in every event and set five new school records en route to a 128-40 victory over Ferrum on Saturday afternoon in Nininger Pool.
In the first event of the day, the Eagles were victorious despite their top relay squad being disqualified. The quartet of Macey Smith, Jessica Thomas, Gabby Harbour and Allie Stewart touched the pad in a time of 2:21.27 to win the 200 meter medley relay by less than a second.
Bridgewater continued its winning ways in the 800 meter freestyle event. Senior Danielle Dillon finished the race in a time of 10:36.81 to pace the field and top sophomore teammate Kelsey Hess by 28 seconds.
Junior Carrie Crowther set a new school record in the next event with a victory in the 200 meter freestyle. Crowther finished the race in a time of 2:20.43 to establish a new school standard in the event.
Sophomore Annalee Gallagher continued Bridgewater's record-setting afternoon with her victory in the 50 meter freestyle. Gallagher touched the pad in a time of 28.74 to set a new school record in the event, topping sophomore teammate Shannon Myers in the race by .12 seconds.
Stewart edged out senior teammate Jeni Zeiler in the 200 meter individual medley in record-setting fashion to earn the victory. The freshman finished in a time of 2:40.42 to top Zeiler by six seconds and set a new school standard in the process.
Freshman Emily Townsend continued Bridgewater's winning ways by cruising to victory in the 100 meter butterfly. Townsend finished the race in a time of 1:12.30 to top Gallagher by 5.5 seconds.
Crowther claimed individual victory number two of the day by winning the 100 meter freestyle. The sophomore touched the pad with a winning time of 1:04.20 to pace the field.
School record number four of the day fell in the 100 meter backstroke when Myers touched the pad in a winning time of 1:12.31.
Dillon won her second event of the day, this time the 400 meter freestyle. The senior was victorious this time with a time of 5:01.92.
Zeiler snapped the final school record of the day with her win in the 100 meter breaststroke. The senior touched the pad in a time of 1:22.96 to edge out Townsend by a second.
Bridgewater wrapped up the day with a win in the 200 meter freestyle relay. The quartet of Dillon, Crowther, Gallagher and Jennifer Lutz finished the race with a time of 2:01.98 to top the field.
The Eagles are back in action on Wednesday at Sweet Briar. Start time against the Vixens is set for 6 p.m.