Final relay propels Washington to victory

Emma Duesterhaus © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Emma Duesterhaus © 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Shorewomen break deadlock with McDaniel, winning by one one-hundredths of a second

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Rachel Glasser won three individual events to lead Washington (Md.) to a 105-98 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming action on Saturday.

The Shorewomen (5-5, 2-4 CC) and Green Terror (2-5, 2-5 CC) entered the final relay deadlocked at 94-all. Washington's foursome, behind Hilary Badger's strong anchor leg, finished the 200 free relay in a combined time of 1:42.83, outdueling McDaniel's quartet by one one-hundredths of a second.

Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) led McDaniel, notching one of the squad's four individual victories. Duesterhaus touched first in the 100 backstroke with a program-record time of 1:01.00.

The Shorewomen opened the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay. Badger teamed with Jenna Moore, Alix Batesko and Carly Ogren to finish in a combined time of 1:53.34.

Moore added two individual wins, touching first in the 50 (25.68) and 100 (56.08) freestyle races.

Ogren joined Badger, Morgan Phillips and Mary Stroman on the meet-clinching final relay.

Glasser notched the first of her three victories in the 1000 free with a time of 10:49.41. She later won the 100 butterfly (58.67) and 500 freestyle (5:11.06).

Mariel Ramey (Framingham, Mass./Keystone National) touched first in the 200 freestyle for the Green Terror with a time of 2:04.23.

Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Md./Camden County) momentarily gave McDaniel a one-point lead in the meet at the halfway point, touching first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:23.45.

Duesterhaus's win in the 100 backstroke coupled with a second-place finish from Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) and fifth-place showing from Ramey helped knot the meet at 75-all with three events remaining.

Glasser and Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) exchanged victories in the final two individual events, setting up the showdown in the relay. Schickler won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:13.14.

The Green Terror returns to action at the CC Championships hosted by Gettysburg on Feb. 18-20.

Washington (Md.) 105, McDaniel 98

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – Washington A (Hilary Badger, Jenna Moore, Alix Batesko, Carly Ogren) 1:53.34; 1000 Freestyle – Rachel Glasser (W) 10:49.41; 200 Freestyle – Mariel Ramey (M) 2:04.23; 50 Freestyle – Moore (W) 25.68; 200 IM – Jessica Fry (M) 2:23.45; 100 Butterfly – Glasser (W) 58.67; 100 Freestyle – Moore (W) 56.08; 100 Backstroke – Emma Duesterhaus (M) 1:01.00^; 500 Freestyle – Glasser (W) 5:11.06; 100 Breaststroke – Abbie Schickler (M) 1:13.14; 200 Freestyle Relay – Washington A (Morgan Phillips, Ogren, Mary Stroman, Badger) 1:42.83.

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