400 Free Relay Pushes Women's Swimming Past Coast Guard in First NEWMAC Dual of the Year

400 Free Relay Pushes Women's Swimming Past Coast Guard in First NEWMAC Dual of the Year

LOCATION: New London, Conn. (U.S. Coast Guard Academy)

THE RUNDOWN:  

  • The Wheaton College women's swimming & diving team opened New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action Friday evening with a dual against the Bears of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Lyons inched out a 148-146 win over the host Bears
  • With just one race remaining, Wheaton earned the victory courtesy of a win by the 400 free relay team of Delia MacLaughlin, Caitlin Daley, Maggie Lawler, and Lydia DaCorte, who finished in 3:38.82, which set a new pool record.
  • DaCorte set two pool records of her own, starting with one in the 1000 freestyle. The reigning NEWMAC Rookie of the Year won the race with a time of 10:35.25. DaCorte then returned to the pool setting another site record in the 200 butterfly where she finished in 2:08.65. The sophomore also won the 500 free with a time of 5:08.29.
  • Eva Pet earned a pool record finish in the 100 back after winning the race in 1:00.94. Pet also competed as a part of the 200 medley relay team, which consisted of Elizabeth Bernardy, Lawler, and MacLaughlin who earned a first-place finish with a time of 1:52.14. Pet was the top Wheaton finisher in the 200 backstroke, finishing in 2:15.41, which earned her second place.
  • Bernardy won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.01, while Erin Kean was close behind, taking second with a time of 1:11.70.
  • Kean earned her own first-place finish, tying with Rowan Rice in the 200 breast with both competitors finishing in 2:34.41.
  • Wheaton's 200 relay 'B' team finished in second place, with the team of Chloe Deubner, Kean, Karen Iizuka, and Kathryn Cole finishing in 1:54.48.
  • Caroline Genther finished third in the 1000 free, finishing in 11:20.03, while Cole finished third in the 100 back (1:02.05).
  • MacLaughlin and Daley finished second and third in the 200 free respectively, while Lawler and Cole took second and third in the 50 free.
  • MacLaughlin was the top Wheaton finisher in the 100 free with a time of 55:07, which earned her second place. Iizuka finished third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:01.61.

UP NEXT: Wheaton returns to action on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Bridgewater State for a 6 p.m. meet.