Lewis wins in dual-meet finale

Kelly Lewis (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Kelly Lewis (c) 2016 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Kelly Lewis (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) won an individual event to lead McDaniel at Washington (Md.) in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming action on Saturday.


  • The Shorewomen (5-5, 3-4 CC) defeated the Green Terror (6-6, 1-6 CC) by a score of 120-80.

Striking Gold: The following athletes won a single event at the meet:

Precious Metal: The following athletes finished second or third in an event at the meet:

  • Samantha Smith finished second in the 50 free (25.88) and 100 butterfly (1:01.04).
  • Syd Knadler finished second in the 200 IM (2:16.73) and 100 free (55.06).
  • Cara Dube (Milford, Conn./Joseph A. Foran) finished second in the 100 backstroke (1:04.70).
  • Carly Deickman (Bishopville, Md./Stephen Decatur) finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.12).
  • Becca Sykes (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) finished third in the 1000 free (11:22.93).
  • Emma Perdue (Grasonville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) finished third in the 200 IM (2:23.14).
  • Bryn Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) finished third in the 100 breatstroke (1:15.01).

Top of Her Game: The following athletes turned in a season-best performance at the meet:

Top 10 Worthy: The following athletes achieved a mark that ranks in the program's all-time top 10:

  • Syd Knadler now ranks sixth in the 200 IM (2:16.73).
  • Becca Sykes now ranks 10th in the 1000 free (11:22.93).

For the Foes: The following Washington athletes won events at the meet:

  • Julia Portmann won the 1000 free (10:59.61), 200 free (2:00.51) and 500 free (5:23.76).
  • Katie Gorman won the 50 free (25.86).
  • Ellen Maxwell won the 200 IM (2:15.16) and 100 backstroke (1:01.64).
  • Lindsay Wiecki won the 100 butterfly (1:00.76).
  • Jenni Clune won the 100 free (54.79).
  • Maxwell, Clune and Wiecki joined Anna Schmittle to win the 200 medley relay (1:54.37).

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at the Centennial Conference Championship hosted by Franklin & Marshall on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 17-19. Action begins at 12 p.m. on Friday and resumes at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.