WSwim Sets Four School Records, Finishes Fourth At Terrier
Nov. 20, 2011
AMHERST, Mass. - Women's Swimming finishes fourth of ten teams at the Terrier Invitational on Sunday, tallying a total of 368 points. The Minutewomen finished behind Columbia (911.5), Northeastern (567.5) and Yale (373.5). They saw a total of four school records fall over the last two days of the event. The men also finished fourth with 600 total points.
Freshman Katie Arnott set two school records, in both the 400 IM and the 200-yard breaststroke.
In the B-Final of the 400 IM, Chelsea Downing was able to finish second with a time of 4:29.49 breaking her previous school record set during the '08-'09 season. In the very next heat, Arnott was able to break that record swimming a time of 4:26.35. She finished second in the event.
The freshman would go on to break another school record in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall with a time of 2:20.11. She broke Christen Dexter's time of 2:20.57 set back during the 2000-01 season.
Setting records became a trend for the freshman on the team as Zoe Judd set a record of her own in the 200-yard freestyle. She swam a 1:50.94, good for first in the event, and breaking Christa Narus' record of 1:51.04. The Minutewomen were able to take the top-three spots in the event with Amina Meho coming in second (1:51.10) and Anna Cavanaugh coming in third (1:52.38).
The team of Meho, Cavanaugh, Judd along with freshman Hannah Markey swam the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:28.17, setting another school record by .03 seconds. They finished second in the event.
The Minutewomen saw many other top-five finishes over the two days. Judd was able to take first in the 100 free (51.26) with Meho coming in behind her in second (51.42). Arnott took third in the 100 breast (1:05.14). The 200 medley relay of Meho, Arnott, Sarah Kanellas and Judd finished fifth with a time of 1:47.27. Finally the 800 free relay team of Meho, Downing, Cavanaugh and Judd finished third, clocking in at 7:36.83.
The Minutewomen will take the week off and be back in the pool on Dec. 3 as they take on Northeastern at Joseph Rogers Pool. The meet is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.