February 22, 2009

Walega wins breaststroke to pace McDaniel at CCs

LANCASTER, Pa. – Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) won the 100 breaststroke in a program-record time of 1:07.26 to reach an NCAA Division III B-Cut time in the event and lead McDaniel to a seventh-place finish at the 2009 Centennial Conference (CC) swimming championships hosted by Franklin & Marshall on Friday-Sunday.

            The Green Terror women seventh out of the eight teams at the championships with 232 points. Gettysburg won its 11th title with 750.5 points.
            On the men’s side, McDaniel was seventh with 207 points. Franklin & Marshall won its third straight title and eighth overall with 910.5 points – 224 points ahead of second-place Swarthmore.
            Walega added a fourth-place showing in the breaststroke with a time of 2:31.21.
            Jessica Fry (St. Mary’s, Ga./Camden County) and Katie Dorian (Newtown Square, Pa./Notre Dame Academy) were the only other Green Terror competitor in the A-finals, notching a pair of seventh-place finishes. Fry finished in the top eight in the 400 IM (4:56.83) while Dorian did so in the 200 free (2:00.53). Five other swimmers posted finishes in the top 16 in their respective events.
            Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) led the way on the men’s side with a bronze medal in the 400 IM, finishing with a time of 4:17.57. He also added a fifth-place showing in the 1650 free (16:54.48).
            James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) was the only other competitor that McDaniel had in the A-finals, notching a time of 1:47.18 in the 200 free. Seven others placed in the top 16, competing in the B-finals.
 
Men’s Team Scores: 1. Franklin & Marshall 910.5, 2. Swarthmore 686.5, 3. Gettysburg 566, 4. Dickinson 408, 5. Washington 339, 6. Ursinus 296, 7. McDaniel 207.
 
McDaniel Results: 500 Free: 21. Scott Cammarata 5:07.59; 200 IM Prelims: 12. Stephen Gomez 2:02.53, 24 Chris Bosco 2:10.07, 25. Jason Harder 2:16.24; 50 Free: 18. James Eu 22.66, 32. Zach Norfolk 23.70, 36. Brandon Campbell 25.83, 37. Erik Brennan 26.61; 200 Free Relay: 7. Brennan, Bosco, Harder, Campbell 1:40.44; 200 IM Finals: 13. Gomez 2:03.13; 400 Medley Relay: 7. Cammarata, Eu, Gomez, Norfolk 3:47.41, 14. Brennan, Bosco, Harder, Campbell 4:12.14; 400 IM Prelims: 6. Gomez 4:21.28, 12. Bosco 4:33.10; 100 Butterfly Prelims: 13. Norfolk 56.54, 19. Harder 58.61; 200 Free Prelims: 6. Eu 1:47.37; 100 Backstroke Prelims: 16. Cammarata 57.51; 200 Medley Relay: 7. Cammarata, Eu, Gomez, Norfolk 1:43.82, 15. Brennan, Bosco, Harder, Campbell 1:52.74; 400 IM Finals: 3. Gomez 4:17.57, 13. Bosco 4:34.54; 100 Butterfly Finals: 16. Norfolk 57.36; 200 Free Finals: 6. Eu 1:47.18; 100 Backstroke Finals: 16. Cammarata 57.66; 800 Free Relay: 7. Gomez, Eu, Cammarata, Norfolk 7:27.88; 200 Backstroke Prelims: 14. Cammarata 2:05.26; 100 Free: 27. Norfolk 51.48, 32. Campbell 58.47, 33. Brennan 59.62; 200 Breaststroke Prelims: 14. Eu 2:19.10; 200 Butterfly Prelims: 9. Harder 2:06.68, 15. Bosco 2:12.38; 1650 Free: 5. Gomez 16:54.48; 200 Backstroke Finals: 14. Cammarata 2:05.27; 200 Breaststroke Finals: 13. Eu 2:17.46; 200 Butterfly Finals: 9. Harder 2:04.52, 13. Bosco 2:09.94; 400 Freestyle Relay: 7. Eu, Gomez, Cammarata, Norfolk 3:23.88, 15. Bosco, Harder, Brennan, Campbell 3:42.69.
 
Women’s Team Scores: 1. Gettysburg 750.5, 2. Franklin & Marshall 726, 3. Swarthmore 508, 4. Washington 468, 5. Dickinson 389.5, 6. Ursinus 339, 7. McDaniel 232, 8. Bryn Mawr 92.
 
McDaniel Results:500 Free Prelims: 10. Katie Dorian 5:24.50, 11. Jessica Fry 5:25.35, 21. Gaby Cifuentes 5:31.98, 30. Alyssa Romasco 5:43.63; 200 IM: 21. Kacey Cribbs 2:30.23, 23. Stefanie McCole 2:34.37, 24. Caitlin Pozmanter 2:35.95; 50 Free Prelims: 12. Rachel Walega 25.69, 31. Suzanne Stettinius 27.07, 35. Andrea Mills 27.42, 37. Amanda Burke 27.53, 42. McCole 27.69, 44. Megan Giroux 27.83, 46. Danielle Smith 27.93, 55. Laura Hutton 33.06; 200 Free Relay: 7. Dorian, Stettinius, Burke, Walega 1:44.31, 15. McCole, Giroux, Hutton, Mills 1:54.28; 500 Free Finals: 10. Fry 5:21.86, 11. Dorian 5:22.67; 50 Free Finals: 15. Walega 25.79; 400 Medley Relay: 7. Smith, Walega, Romasco, Cifuentes 4:19.16, 14. Giroux, Cribbs, Burke, Mills 4:37.63; 400 IM Prelims: 7. Fry 4:56.40; 100 Butterfly: 19. Burke 1:07.50, 23. Giroux 1:09.28; 200 Free Prelims: 8. Dorian 2:00.19, 20. Cifuentes 2:06.15, 21. Romasco 2:06.18, 22. Stettinius 2:06.82; 100 Breaststroke Prelims: 4. Walega 1:09.68, 19. Cribbs 1:16.24, 20. Burke 1:16.90, 23. Pozmanter 1:21.90; 100 Backstroke: 18. Smith 1:07.70; 200 Medley Relay: 7. Smith, Walega, Dorian, Stettinius 1:54.89, 15. Giroux, Cribbs, Burke, McCole 2:03.43; 400 IM Finals: 7. Fry 4:56.83; 200 Freestyle Finals: 7. Dorian 2:00.53; 100 Breaststroke: 1. Walega 1:07.26%^; 800 Freestyle Relay: 6. Romasco, Stettinius, Cifuentes, Fry 8:23.50, 15. Cribbs, Giroux, Mills, McCole 8:57.83; 1650 Freestyle: 11. Fry 18:46.64, 19. Romasco 19:30.09; 200 Backstroke: 17. Smith 2:25.99; 100 Free Prelims: 10.Dorian 55.97, 20. Cifuentes 57.84, 24. Stettinius 58.94, 28. Mills 59.79, 30. Giroux 59.95, 31. McCole 1:00.69, 42. Hutton 1:13.73; 200 Breaststroke Prelims: 6. Walega 2:33.41, 19. Cribbs 2:48.84, 20. Pozmanter 2:55.38; 100 Free Finals: 11. Dorian 55.75; 200 Breaststroke Finals: 4. Walega 2:31.21; 400 Freestyle Relay: 6. Walega, Cifuentes, Steninius, Dorian 3:47.65, 15. Romasco, Mills, Burke, McCole 3:56.90.
 
^ program record; % NCAA B-Cut
 
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