February 7, 2009

Washington sweeps McDaniel

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Matt Violette won three times to lead Washington (Md.) to a 125-67 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s swimming action on Saturday.
            The Shorewomen (10-3, 3-3 CC) also downed the Green Terror (1-8, 1-6 CC), 129-73.
            On the men’s side, Washington (6-4, 2-3 CC) notched victories in eight events while McDaniel (2-6, 0-6 CC) took the other three events.
            Violette was part of the meet-opening victory in the 200 medley relay that swam a time of 1:45.67 before touching first in the 200 IM (2:04.97) and 100 backstroke (57.25).
            Dylan Pollack, Nick Longworth and Austin Auger won twice for the Shoremen. Pollack and Auger were part of the 200 medley relay before winning the 100 butterfly (55.34) and 100 breaststroke (1:03.69), respectively. Longworth touched first in the 200 and 500 freestyle events with times of 1:51.69 and 5:15.22, respectively.
            Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermmarle) touched first in the 1000 free (10:25.00) and James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) won the 50 free (22.80) to pace McDaniel.
            For the women, Rachel Glasser won three times, including individual wins in the 100 butterfly (58.94) and 500 free (5;21.75).
            Glasser also teamed with three-time winner Mary Stroman and two-time winners Kimber Shoemaker and Kathy Gerhart to win the 200 medley relay with a combined time of 1:59.47.
            Stroman won the 100 and 200 freestyle events while Shoemaker was victorious in the 100 backstroke and Gerhart was part of the 200 free relay win.
            Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) won twice for the Green Terror, touching first in the 50 free with a time of 26.43 and 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.72.
            Jessica Fry (St. Mary’s, Ga./Camden County) was victorious in the 1000 free (11:14.38).
            McDaniel returns to action at the CC Championships on Feb. 20-22 at Franklin & Marshall.
 
Men: Washington (Md.) 125, McDaniel 67
 
Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – Washington A (Matt Violette, Austin Auger, Dylan Pollock, Phil Munger) 1:45.67; 1000 Free – Stephen Gomez (M) 10:25.00; 200 Free – Nick Longworth (W) 1:51.69; 50 Free – James Eu (M) 22.80; 200 IM – Violette (W) 2:04.97, 100 Butterfly – Pollock (W) 55.34; 100 Free – Chris Soper (W) 51.03; 100 Back – Violette (W) 57.25; 500 Free – Longworth (W) 5:15.22; 100 Breaststroke – Auger (W) 1:03.69; 200 Free Relay – McDaniel A (Gomez, Erik Brennan, Brandon Campbell, Jason Harder) 1:45.97*
 
Women: Washington (Md.) 129, McDaniel 73
 
Event Winners:200 Medley Relay – Washington A (Kimber Shoemaker, Rachel Glasser, Kathy Gerhart, Mary Stroman) 1:59.47; 1000 Free – Jessica Fry (M) 11:14.38; 200 Free – Stroman (W) 2:04.81; 50 Free – Rachel Walega (M) 26.43; 200 IM – Laura Risell (W) 2:26.36, 100 Butterfly – Glasser (W) 58.94; 100 Free – Stroman (W) 57.70; 100 Back – Shoemaker (W) 1:05.35; 500 Free – Glasser (W) 5:21.75; 100 Breaststroke – Walega (M) 1:10.72; 200 Free Relay – Washington A (Gerhart, Morgan Phillips, Rebecca Lee, Ellen Liebenow) 1:46.73
 
* Washington (Md.) swam event as exhibition.
 
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