November 5, 2011

Duesterhaus notches two more records

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Swarthmore won eight events to key a 58-37 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming opener for both teams on Saturday.

Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) and Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) each won twice to lead the Green Terror (1-2, 0-1 CC), who combined with the Garnet (2-0, 1-0 CC) to take down four Harlow Pool records in the team's home opener.

Supriya Davis, Erin Lowe and Kate Wiseman each recorded three-win afternoons for Swarthmore.

Duesterhaus and Walega teamed with Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) and Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) to open the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay, combining for a pool-record time of 1:53.03 to take down the previous mark by nearly a full second.

Later in the meet, Duesterhaus just missed making it five new pool records in one day with a victory in the 100 backstroke, touching in a time of 1:00.80 – a half-second shy of the 2006 mark.

Walega capped her two-win day with a victory in the 100 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 1:10.66.

Wiseman reset other two records with her individual wins in the 50 (24.56) and 100 (54.11) freestyles.

Davis rounded out the record-setters, winning the 200 IM in a time of 2:13.51.

Davis also added individual wins in the 500 (5:18.55) and 1000 (10:59.58) freestyles.

Lowe won the 200 free (2:04.00) and 100 butterfly (1:02.09) before teaming with Wiseman, Becky Teng and Katie Warren for a victory in the 200 freestyle relay (1:44.01).

Dusterhaus and Walega touched second (25.02) and third (26.34), respectively, in the 50 free. Vanscoy was second in the 100 backstroke (1:03.29).

Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County) added second-place finishes in the 500 (5:27.98) and 1000 (11:06.48) freestyles and third-place showing in the 100 free (58.65).

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Wednesday. Meet time is 7 p.m.

Swarthmore 58, McDaniel 37

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Kerrie Vanscoy, Rachel Walega, Brittney Lenz, Emma Duesterhaus) 1:53.03^; 1000 Freestyle – Supriya Davis (S) 10:59.58; 200 Freestyle – Erin Lowe (S) 2:04.00; 50 Freestyle – Kate Wiseman (S) 24.56^; 200 IM – Davis (S) 2:13.51^; 100 Butterfly – Lowe (S) 1:02.09; 100 Freestyle – Wiseman (S) 54.11^; 100 Backstroke – Duesterhaus (M) 1:00.80; 500 Freestyle – Davis (S) 5:18.55; 100 Breaststroke – Walega (M) 1:10.66; 200 Freestyle Relay – Swarthmore A (Wiseman, Becky Teng, Katie Warren, Lowe) 1:44.01.

^ Harlow Pool Record

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Emma Duesterhaus talks about opening the conference season on a strong note.

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