January 25, 2012

Fry, Duesterhaus win three

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel won nine of the 11 events in a 62-33 non-conference women's swimming victory over Elizabethtown on Wednesday.

Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County) paced the Green Terror (2-7) with three individual victories while Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) also added a three-win day, including as part of both relays.

Erika Harold and Abby Mitchell led the Blue Jays (3-7) with individual victories.

Fry opened her night with a victory in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing with a time of 10:57.40 to outdistance the field by more than 25 seconds. She doubled back in the night's next event – the 200 freestyle – to notch her second win. This time the victory came with a personal-best time of 2:02.21, which ranks ninth on the program's all-time list. Fry closed her night with a win in the 500 freestyle, touching in a time of 5:24.74.

Duesterhaus anchored the meet-opening 200 medley relay, joining Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) and Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) for a time of 1:54.44.

Duesterhaus added a win in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.05 before closing the meet with the leadoff leg in the 200 free relay. She joined Mariel Ramey (Framingham, Mass./Keystone National), Lenz and Kerrin Holmes (Avondale, Pa./Avon Grace) for a time of 1:44.97, which ranks ninth all-time.

In addition to the two-win day by Lenz, Ramey and Walega also recorded two victories. Ramey also touched first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 59.05 while Walega won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.11.

Lexie Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) rounded out the McDaniel winners, touching first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:22.58.

Harold won the 50 free (25.98) for Elizabethtown while Mitchell was victorious in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.69, barely outtouching Lenz by 0.20 seconds for the win.

Holmes added a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle, debuting with a time of 59.22 seconds.

Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) was second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:15.97.          

The Green Terror returns to action at Bryn Mawr on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.

McDaniel 62, Elizabethtown 33

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Kerrie Vanscoy, Rachel Walega, Brittney Lenz, Emma Duesterhaus) 1:54.44; 1000 Free – Jessica Fry (M) 10:57.40; 200 Freestyle – Fry (M) 2:02.21; 50 Freestyle – Erika Harold (E) 25.98; 200 IM – Lexie Jacobs (M) 2:22.58; 100 Butterfly – Abby Mitchell (E) 1:03.69; 100 Freestyle – Mariel Ramey (M) 59.05; 100 Backstroke – Duesterhaus (M) 1:01.05; 500 Freestyle – Fry (M) 5:24.74; 100 Breaststroke – Walega (M) 1:10.11; 200 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Duesterhaus, Ramey, Lenz, Kerrin Holmes) 1:44.97.

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