Two School Records Fall at Day Two of Swimming Championships

| February 16, 2008

RADFORD, Va. — Two 22-year-old school records fell Saturday evening as action continued at the 2008 ODAC/Atlantic States Championships.

The first new school record came in the 200 Y. medley relay. Vixens Jenn Milby ’08 (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis), Hayley Hill ’10 (Southampton, Bermuda/Bermuda School for Girls), Hannah Hesser ’10 (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal), and Melissa Simpson ‘11 (Madison Heights, Va./Amherst County) teamed to take third overall with a time of 1:56.65.

Simpson went on to set her second new record of the night in the 100 Y. backstroke. She finished second in the ODAC and third overall in the race with a time of 1:02.56. She now holds the school record in both the 100 and 200 Y. backstrokes.

Sweet Briar swimmers nearly missed their third school record of the night in the 800 Y. freestyle. Tori Marshall ’10 (Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham), Laura Wolf ’11 (Yorklyn, Del./Wilmington Friends), Stephanie Perks ’09 (Warrenton, Va./Fauquier), and Hesser touched third with a time of 8:30.78, seconds off the record.

Several swimmers swam lifetime and season bests on the evening. Hesser came from behind in the 100 Y. butterfly to finish second overall with lifetime-best time of 1:01.24. Milby swam a lifetime best in the 100 Y. backstroke (1:06.19) to place fifth in the ODAC. Hill swam the seventh fastest time in the 100 Y. breaststroke with a lifetime-best 1:14.93.

Season bests were swum by Wolf and Perks. Wolf finished sixth in the 400 Y. individual medley (5:16.58), while Perks finished sixth in the 200 Y. freestyle (2:05.01).

The Vixens were also represented well in the consolation heats, with 10 swimmers placing in the top 20.

Swimming concludes tomorrow afternoon in Radford.

Category: Athletics