McDaniel downs Bryn Mawr

Rachel Walega © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Rachel Walega © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Free relay record falls in 81-32 win

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) capped her three-win day as the leadoff leg in the 200 freestyle relay, which won in a pool- and program-record time of 1:42.32, capping McDaniel's 81-32 Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming victory over Bryn Mawr on Saturday.

Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day), Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) and Megan Giroux (Damascus, Md./Damascus) joined Walega on the record-setting relay for the Green Terror (2-4, 2-4 CC), which won 11 of the 14 events on the day.

Meredith Davis led the Owls (3-6, 0-6 CC), touching first in the three shortest events to account for her team's three victories.

Mariel Ramey (Framingham, Mass./Keystone National), Schickler, Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Gaby Cifuentes (Princeton, N.J./Princeton) opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay, combining to finish in a time of 1:58.39.

Davis won the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:06.03 before Duesterhaus touched first in the 100 backstroke (1:02.26).

Walega notched the first of her two individual wins in the 100 breastroke with a pool-record time of 1:08.23 before later touching first in the 200-yard version (2:33.15).

Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County) added a two-win day, winning the 200 butterfly (2:33.25) and 400 IM (5:00.00).

Lenz and Cifuentes rounded out a quintet of double winners for McDaniel. Lenz touched first in the 100 butterfly (1:04.23) while Cifuentes was victorious in the 500 free (5:36.76).

Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tusarora) rounded out individual winners, touching first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:16.62.

In addition to the record in the free relay, Duesterhaus's 100 backstroke and Vanscoy's 200 backstroke rank the duo fourth on the respective all-time performer's list.

The Green Terror returns to action at Washington (Md.) on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.

McDaniel 81, Bryn Mawr 32

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Mariel Ramey, Abbie Schickler, Brittney Lenz, Gaby Cifuentes) 1:58.39; 200 Freestyle – Meredith Davis (B) 2:06.03; 100 Backstroke – Emma Duesterhaus (M) 1:02.26; 100 Breaststroke – Rachel Walega (M) 1:08.23^; 200 Butterfly – Jessica Fry (M) 2:33.25; 50 Freestyle – Davis (B) 25.99; 100 Freestyle – Davis (B) 57.02; 200 Backstroke – Kerrie Vanscoy (M) 2:16.62; 200 Breaststroke – Walega (M) 2:33.15; 500 Freestyle – Cifuentes (M) 5:36.76; 100 Butterfly – Lenz (M) 1:04.23; 400 IM – Fry (M) 5:00.00; 200 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Walega, Duesterhaus, Schickler, Megan Giroux) 1:42.32^$.

^ Harlow Pool Record; $ program record