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Smith wins pair in opener

Samantha Smith (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Samantha Smith (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Samantha Smith (Bangkok, Thailand/International School of Bangkok) won a pair of individual events to lead McDaniel against Swarthmore in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming opener on Saturday.


  • The Garnet (1-0, 1-0 CC) defeated the Green Terror (0-1, 0-1 CC) by a score of 66-29.

Head of the Class: The following athletes won multiple events at the meet:

  • Samantha Smith won the 50 free (25.11 seconds) and the 100 butterfly (59.94).
  • Blair Boyle (Springfield, N.J./Villa Walsh Academy) won the 200 free (1:59.68) and the 100 free (55.16).

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

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

  • Blair Boyle now ranks fifth in the 200 free (1:59.68) and 10th in the 100 free (55.16).

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

  • Hannah Kloetzer won the 100 free (11:10.26).
  • Scout Clark won the 200 IM (2:15.50).
  • Hyeyun Chae won the 100 backstroke (1:00.14).
  • Emily Bley won the 500 free (5:37.64).
  • Maggie Eberts won the 100 breaststroke (1:08.32).
  • Sophie Moody and Saya Vaules joined Clark and Eberts to win the 200 medley relay (1:52.56).
  • Barbara Fitzsimmons, Giorgia Piantanida and Clare Cushing joined Moody to win the 200 free relay (1:45.46).

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at home against Ursinus on Saturday, Nov. 11. Meet time is 1 p.m.