WESTMINSTER, Md. – Cara Dube (Milford, Conn./Joseph A. Foran) won twice to close out the first half of the season for McDaniel with a win over Hood in non-conference women's swimming action on Saturday.
- The Green Terror (2-3) defeated the Blazers (0-9) by a score of 67-34.
Head of the Class: The following athletes won multiple events at the meet:
- Blair Boyle (Springfield, N.J./Villa Walsh Academy) won the 500 free (5:29.31) and 100 free (55.77 seconds).
- Samantha Smith (Bangkok, Thailand/International School of Bangkok) won the 200 IM (2:16.99) and 50 backstroke (28.55 seconds).
- Individually, Cara Dube won the 200 backstroke (2:16.00). She was also part of the winning 400 medley relay (4:31.66).
Striking Gold: The following athletes won a single event at the meet:
- Megan Gorsuch won the 100 butterfly (1:06.37).
- Sara Hegna (Brielle, N.J./Manasaquan) won the 50 butterfly (29.61 seconds).
- Carly Deickman (Bishopville, Md./Stephen Decatur) won the 50 breaststroke (33.65 seconds).
- Maddie Gamble (Colora, Md./Rising Sun), Emma Perdue (Grasonville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) and Bryn Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) joined Cara Dube to win the 400 medley relay (4:31.66).
Precious Metal: The following athletes finished second or third in an event at the meet:
- Sara Hegna finished second in the 500 free (5:29.50).
- Cara Dube finished second in the 50 butterfly (30.14 seconds).
- Joanna Wattenberg (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) finished second in the 200 backstroke (2:19.21).
- Bryn Blanchard finished second in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.28).
- Emma Perdue finished second in the 200 IM (2:28.60).
- Maddie Gamble finished second in the 100 free (57.93 seconds).
- Carly Deickman finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.24).
From the X-Files: The following athletes turned in the best time of the event while swimming exhibition:
- Joanna Wattenberg touched first in the 50 free (26.50 seconds).
- Sara Hegna touched first in the 100 IM (1:05.36).
- The 400 free relay of Joanna Wattenberg, Bryn Blanchard, Sam Smith and Emma Perdue touched first (3:59.12).
For the Foes: The following Hood athletes won events at the meet:
- Kate Sanborn won the 100 breaststroke (1:12.73).
- Mandy Smith won the 50 free (28.82 seconds).
- Brianna Hand-Soloman won the 100 IM (1:07.38).
Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at Salisbury on Saturday, Jan. 6. Meet time is 1 p.m.