Duesterhaus, McClellan win three times in victory

Shannon McClellan  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Shannon McClellan 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel won eight of the 11 events to defeat St. Mary's (Md.) 58-37 in non-conference women's swimming action on Friday.

Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) and Shannon McClellan (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) led the Green Terror (2-2) with three wins apiece while Lexie Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) and Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) added two victories each.

Three different Seahawks (5-3) registered wins. Zoe McIlmail won the 200 free (2:02.87) while Cara Machlin touched first in the 200 butterfly (2:18.60) and Erin O'Connor was victorious in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.44).

Duesterhaus registered a pair of individual wins, touching first in the 50 (25.02 seconds) and 100 (55.19) freestyle events. She was also part of the 400 free relay, joining Kerrin Holmes (Avondale, Pa./Avon Grove), Syney Knadler (Crowley Lake, Calif./Mammoth) and McClellan to turn in the seventh-fastest time in the event with a time of 3:45.23 – 0.18 seconds off the pool record.

McClellan also won the 500 (5:27.22) and 1000 (11:11.42) freestyle events, individually.

Vanscoy and Jacobs teamed with Kelly Lewis (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mills) and Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) to win the 400 medley relay with the third-fastest time in program history. The quartet turned in a pool-record time of 4:08.99.

Jacbos won the 200 IM in a time of 2:18.58 while Vanscoy touched first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:15.91.

Lewis touched first in the 200 breaststroke, swimming the event as exhibition. Her time of 2:31.95 ranks seventh in program history.

Holmes was second in the 50 free (25.75) while Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) finished second in the 200 butterfly (2:30.15).

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Ursinus on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.

McDaniel 58, St. Mary's (Md.) 37

Event Winners: 400 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Kerrie Vanscoy, Kelly Lewis, Lexie Jacobs, Abbie Schickler) 4:08.99*; 1000 Freestyle – Shannon McClellan (M) 11:11.42; 200 Freestyle – Zoe McIlmail (S) 2:02.87; 50 Freestyle – Emma Dueseterhaus (M) 25.02; 200 IM – Jacobs (M) 2:18.58; 200 Butterfly – Cara Machlin (S) 2:18.60; 100 Freestyle – Duesterhaus (M) 55.19; 200 Backstroke – Vanscoy (M) 2:15.91; 500 Freestyle – McClellan (M) – 5:27.22; 200 Breaststroke – Erin O'Connor (S) 2:34.44; 400 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Kerrin Holmes, Duesterhaus, Sydney Knadler, McClellan) 3:45.23.

* Harlow Pool record